History Headscratchers / WalkingWithDinosaurs

12th Mar '16 1:09:01 PM Lymantria
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* In ''Sea Monsters'', I wonder why we didn't get to see the ''Liopleurodon'' attacking something, in addition to (or instead of) eating the corpse? (It was definitely a cool scene, but it did seem odd after watching a few times that we didn't get to see the pliosaurs attempt to attack something like the other predators did.) (Also, completely unrelated, but I my spell checker suggests "Eurodollar" for ''Liopleurodon'' for some reason.
** Probably simply ''because'' they had the corpse to satisfy their hunger. Would you abandon your main course at a restaurant to eat a dirty piece of candy on the floor?

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* In ''Sea Monsters'', I wonder why we didn't get to see the ''Liopleurodon'' attacking something, in addition to (or instead of) eating the corpse? (It was definitely a cool scene, but it did seem odd after watching a few times that we didn't get to see the pliosaurs attempt to attack something like the other predators did.) (Also, completely unrelated, but I my spell checker suggests "Eurodollar" for ''Liopleurodon'' for some reason.
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** Probably simply ''because'' they had the corpse to satisfy their hunger. Would you abandon your main course at a restaurant to eat a dirty piece of candy on the floor?
29th Sep '15 4:17:06 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** I'll be sure to pass this by {{Tropers/Albertonykus}} and tell you what he says!
18th Aug '14 5:13:02 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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*** Nowadays, most dinosaur experts agree that dinosaurs were like modern crocodyllians and palaeognath birds, being precocial or superprecocial. The idea that allosaurs brought food to their young is not implausible per se - crocodiles do that sometimes - but it is more likely that the so called group nest was a collection of scavengers, a la komodo dragon groups. It doesnt help that the group of people that defend intense parental care in Allosaurus generally know jack shit about mesozoic birds.

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*** Nowadays, most dinosaur experts agree that dinosaurs were like modern crocodyllians and palaeognath birds, being precocial or superprecocial. The idea that allosaurs brought food to their young is not implausible per se - crocodiles do that sometimes - but it is more likely that the so called so-called group nest was a collection of scavengers, a la komodo Komodo dragon groups. It doesnt help that the group of people that defend intense parental care in Allosaurus ''Allosaurus'' generally know jack shit about mesozoic Mesozoic birds.
18th Aug '14 3:42:53 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** Does anyone know if alvarezsaurs were still generally supported as avialans in 2002? That would explain it.
8th Aug '14 3:45:26 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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*** More on Bakker's "lair sites;" what was significant about them is that all the shed teeth were from Allosaurus while the Morrison has several large predators (Ceratosaurus, Torvosaurus, crocodiles). The sites fell into two groups in his study; those with a mix of teeth from several different predators and those with just Allosaurus teeth. Using Komodo Dragons for comparison doesn't quite work, as there are no other large predators native to the Komodo Dragon's range that could give a "non-nest site" signal.

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*** More on Bakker's "lair sites;" what was significant about them is that all the shed teeth were from Allosaurus ''Allosaurus'' while the Morrison has several large predators (Ceratosaurus, Torvosaurus, (''Ceratosaurus'', ''Torvosaurus'', crocodiles). The sites fell into two groups in his study; those with a mix of teeth from several different predators and those with just Allosaurus ''Allosaurus'' teeth. Using Komodo Dragons dragons for comparison doesn't quite work, as there are no other large predators native to the Komodo Dragon's dragon's range that could give a "non-nest site" signal.



* In Sea Monsters, I wonder why we didn't get to see the Liopleurodon attacking something, in addition to (or instead of) eating the corpse? (It was definitely a cool scene, but it did seem odd after watching a few times that we didn't get to see the pliosaurs attempt to attack something like the other predators did.) (Also, completely unrelated, but I my spell checker suggests "Eurodollar" for "liopleurodon" for some reason.

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* In Sea Monsters, ''Sea Monsters'', I wonder why we didn't get to see the Liopleurodon ''Liopleurodon'' attacking something, in addition to (or instead of) eating the corpse? (It was definitely a cool scene, but it did seem odd after watching a few times that we didn't get to see the pliosaurs attempt to attack something like the other predators did.) (Also, completely unrelated, but I my spell checker suggests "Eurodollar" for "liopleurodon" ''Liopleurodon'' for some reason.
7th Aug '14 10:13:36 PM Splonkadumpocus
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*** More on Bakker's "lair sites;" what was significant about them is that all the shed teeth were from Allosaurus while the Morrison has several large predators (Ceratosaurus, Torvosaurus, crocodiles). The sites fell into two groups in his study; those with a mix of teeth from several different predators and those with just Allosaurus teeth. Using Komodo Dragons for comparison doesn't quite work, as there are no other large predators native to the Komodo Dragon's range that could give a "non-nest site" signal.
7th Jan '14 4:25:08 PM CyborgIguana
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* In Sea Monsters, I wonder why we didn't get to see the Liopleurodon attacking something, in addition to (or instead of) eating the corpse? (It was definitely a cool scene, but it did seem odd after watching a few times that we didn't get to see the pliosaurs attempt to attack something like the other predators did.) (Also, completely unrelated, but I my spell checker suggests "Eurodollar" for "liopleurodon" for some reason.)

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* In Sea Monsters, I wonder why we didn't get to see the Liopleurodon attacking something, in addition to (or instead of) eating the corpse? (It was definitely a cool scene, but it did seem odd after watching a few times that we didn't get to see the pliosaurs attempt to attack something like the other predators did.) (Also, completely unrelated, but I my spell checker suggests "Eurodollar" for "liopleurodon" for some reason.)reason.
** Probably simply ''because'' they had the corpse to satisfy their hunger. Would you abandon your main course at a restaurant to eat a dirty piece of candy on the floor?
27th Nov '13 3:43:31 PM Pickly
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* In Sea Monsters, I wonder why we didn't get to see the Liopleurodon attacking something, in addition to (or instead of) eating the corpse? (It was definitely a cool scene, but it did seem odd after watching a few times that we didn't get to see the pliosaurs attempt to attack something like the other predators did.) (Also, completely unrelated, but I my spell checker suggests "Eurodollar" for "liopleurodon" for some reason.)
23rd Oct '13 12:16:41 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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*** But... some of them are in fact very colorful and the ones that should be feathered ''are'' feathered (with the exception of ''Gorgosaurus'', which had been designed before large fuzzy tyrannosaurs were discovered). Colors are for the most part guesswork anyway, so there wasn't anything really forcing the designers to make them too "out there".

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*** ** But... some of them are in fact very colorful and the ones that should be feathered ''are'' feathered (with the exception of ''Gorgosaurus'', which had been designed before large fuzzy tyrannosaurs were discovered). Colors are for the most part guesswork anyway, so there wasn't anything really forcing the designers to make them too "out there".
23rd Oct '13 6:48:14 AM Vrahno
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* The dinosaurs in the new 3D movie seem a bit too glum looking and none have feathers. ScienceMarchesOn so what's the deal? Haven't recent scientists considered the dinosaurs to be brightly toned?

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* The dinosaurs in the new 3D movie seem a bit too glum looking and none have feathers. ScienceMarchesOn so what's the deal? Haven't recent scientists considered the dinosaurs to be brightly toned?toned?
*** But... some of them are in fact very colorful and the ones that should be feathered ''are'' feathered (with the exception of ''Gorgosaurus'', which had been designed before large fuzzy tyrannosaurs were discovered). Colors are for the most part guesswork anyway, so there wasn't anything really forcing the designers to make them too "out there".
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