#bird and dinosaurs is the same
1dinodaily · 10 months
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11/30/22 California Condor
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fur-sure-suits · 2 months
(I did it!!!!)
Toony - to - realistic interchangeable eyes!!!!!!
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The realistic ones are not finished yet but!!!!!! I’m so proud of these!!!!
There’s a con coming up and it’s gotten my is IN GEAR
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biomecharnotaurus · 1 year
Today on random prehistoric animals:
Crocodilians with long legs that could run like fucking dogs
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oasisofgalaxies · 8 months
Every so often I’m filled with an incredibly wide and heavy grief as I remember that I will never be able to see a dinosaur alive
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best-bird-bash · 7 months
do dragons count as birds
I would have to say over all no, unfortunately because dragons are amazing. However if the dragon is more bird like i do believe they could count.
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hal-o-ween · 1 year
Regularly scheduled reminder that I love humans, we are so wonderful and full of kindness and good
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famderfries · 1 year
i did not just go type "100 cool dinosaur facts" into google to impress u just now🧍
#im listenin ⁉️⁉️#apollo answers shit#not to steal your thunder or anything but like. isnt it crazy that we know the sounds of some dinosaurs???#we know the noise of a Parasaurolophus because people made a model of the crest on its head (a hollow nasal passage) and blowing air in????#and i havent fact checked this but obviously tRexes didnt roar. probably no dinosaurs did#their closest modern relatives are birds and some reptiles and roaring is a mammal thing but APPARENTLY (big fat grain of salt)#APPARENTLY they would have made like. a rumbling sound so deep at times that we wouldnt be able to hear it. you would feel it tho :)#Quetzas are so cool too. Quetzacoatlus (i think i spelled it right?) was a pteradon (so not a dinosaur but lived around the same time as-#cretaceous dinosaurs like T Rex and Triceratops)#that grew up to roughly the height of a giraffe with wingspan of about 33 feet/10.something meters#what also makes them look even bigger was their diet#they often fed on Magyarosaurus which were some of the smallest ever sauropods at a height of under 2 meters/6 and a half feet tall*#*sauropods are the long necked dinosaurs. The biggest dinosaur ever belonged to the sauropod group and yet magyarosaurs were barely the-#height of an average person#gushing rn#there was a lot of confusion about sauropods for a while because it wwas hard to tell whether 2 differnt ones (i believe bronto and apato)-#were actually the same species or not. the main evidence from what i remember was that there was less variation between the skulls than-#modern day girrafes. but i think they were eventually decided they were individual#because of like leg structure and that#dinosaur talk#anyway. i like dinosaurs#faves
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academiccockroach · 1 year
The fact that the closest thing we have to a dinosaur can’t fucking cough and WILL die from a bit of gunk in its windpipe is just
millions of years of evolution and this is what you get
a chicken
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vickysaurus · 2 years
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Dimetrodon, the most famous of all extinct synapsids! It's a shame most of that fame seems to include it getting called a dinosaur. It's both closer to us and much older than the dinosaurs! They lived about 290 million years ago during the early Permian in the southwestern United States, which was a swampy river delta area at the time. It was a carnivore about the size of a crocodile and, of course, had a rather impressive sail on its back that only a glimpse of made it into this portrait. I decided to restore it with the scaly skin that Varanopsids, an even earlier more rootward branch of the the synpasid family tree, are known to have, although bare skin with neither scales nor fur as Estemmosuchus had is also a possibility.
Drawn while listening to Dimetrodon by The Doubleclicks.
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I’m laughing at the difference in length between most of my potential essay question answers and the last one. Because you can really tell which topic is my special interest.
Most of them are about a third of a page long or slightly shorter.
And then the one about the origin of birds is about 3/4 of a page.
#to be fair though i did kinda write all the questions at the same time#with about the same amount of space between them#and the one abt the evolotion of birds from dinosaurs was the last one#so there wasn’t an accidentally self-imposed limit on length there#but still it’s really funny bc#i went through all the trouble of writing a very long answer that might not end up being a question in the exam#just bc i’m passionate abt birds and their status as the only surviving dinosaurs#i did almost run out of room on a couple of the other questions bc i am. a Fool#but i made do. this one though? no. sorry prof you get like 200 words of me infodumping abt my joy in life#idk how i did it but i somehow managed to refrain from describing theropods as having ‘a single long claw on each chicken-shaped foot’#hmm that last tag makes it sound like their feet were shaped like the silhouette of a whole rooster or smth#which is HYSTERICALLY funny#‘u can tell it’s a theropod footprint bc it’s shaped like a whole-ass chicken’#palaeontology#liveblogging my fossils and earth history class i guess lmao#*rambles about birds and dinosaurs*#i have seen like 2 things abt that michaels vs the machines movie#but i feel like if that kid called me up to talk abt dinosaurs i would get along with him very well#i’d be like ‘set a date and time and let’s hang out and infodump on each other. i’ll bring my notes’#LISTEN I LOVE BIRBS OKAY#THEY ARE SO PRECIOUS AND SMALL#my chickens are like. SO VERY SMALL compared to me and i just 🥺🥺#they’re so PRECIOUS 🥺🥺🥺#and kiwi! he’s a very loud little dinosaur but i’ll be darned if i don’t cherish him too! bc he is extra smol#he’s so tiny#he had to get adopted out bc he picked fights with the other budgies but if he met the chickens he’d do the same thing#which is extremely endearing#he’d also immediately get murdered by peacock bc she doesn’t have time for this shit which is extremely funny to me#also the reason we won’t be introducing them#unless we keep him in his cage.
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brbremaking · 2 years
not me laughing at buck for being scared of the animals and then absolutely shitting myself when I saw that goddamn bird
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rrover · 2 years
they’re technically fish because they descended from them. bc classification
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urgothgfsbeltchain · 5 months
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“uncover the mystery,
tell everyone what you see.
it’s not what it seems,
vulgar when brought to light.”
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a-dinosaur-a-day · 1 month
New Fear
I have been on tumblr a long time. A looooong time. Far longer than I should have been, really.
And I've been arguing with schmucks about birds being dinosaurs... pretty much that whole time. Folks tend to get angry when a dinosaur blog posts birds, after all. It happens.
And while the game of whack a mole is ancient, it's not unpredictable. Usually, it ends in one of two ways:
the person admits they were wrong, and they back down
the person stops arguing with me and blocks me
I'm okay with either one, really. the former is ideal, the latter at least brings me peace.
Never before this past weekend has someone insisted they were right no matter what I say
And this isn't a coincidence.
Over the past few decades, anti-science sentiment has risen worldwide. I mean you just have to look at the COVID19 pandemic, or general reactions to the problems of climate change.
While of course people who think their opinion matters more than evidence have always existed, they have never been quite this bold before.
The idea that the colloquial definition of dinosaur matters, at all, is a completely new idea and one that has no basis in reality.
And yet, multiple people this past weekend argued exactly that.
And it sounds exceptionally similar to the idea that people could pick and choose things about COVID19 to believe, or the general republican position on science (only things that back up their bigotry are true).
It really seems to reflect a general increase in anti science sentiment and public anti-intellectualism.
Reality isn't actually up for debate. Reality isn't actually subjective. And science is the measure of reality
This isn't the same as the biases of society impacting science and making it worse. Saying "what people think is more important than science" is not the same as saying "science forgot a very important variable / factor / to consider data gained by different cultures / to have a wide variety of perspectives/ etc."
And allowing people to continue to perpetuate and believe in delusions leads directly to the spread of misinformation, leading to more people not understanding reality, and so on
This matters because reality matters. Because the reality of our world is not something we can change or escape. And, in fact, us ignoring the reality of the world - like thinking we can have infinite growth on a finite planet - is directly leading to the destruction of that world (climate change).
I am terrified of the rise of anti-science sentiment. I am terrified of the rise of cherry picking, deciding reality is what you want it to be, ignoring evidence. We see this from purely scientific topics all the way to social justice (how much of racism is ignoring the evidence of a) race being a social construct and b) how much racism impacts people's lives? Almost all of it).
This is bigger than birds being dinosaurs or evolution or climate change. This is about our society going on a deeply disturbing and self-destructive path.
And I really don't know what to do about it.
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dinodorks · 17 days
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[ Argentinosaurus, a giant sauropod, illustrated by Chase Stone. ]
"Of all the animals ever to have roamed the planet, the iconic long-necked, long-tailed dinosaurs known as sauropods stand unrivaled. No other terrestrial creatures have come close to attaining their colossal sizes. They overshadowed all other dinosaurs, from the duck-billed hadrosaurs and the horned ceratopsians to the armored ankylosaurs and predatory tyrannosaurs. Even the mightiest land mammals—mammoths and rhinoceroslike beasts that were up to twice as heavy as the largest elephants alive today—were featherweights compared with the biggest sauropods. From an evolutionary perspective, this singularity makes sauropods an intriguing anomaly. Evolution is rampant with examples of convergence, in which the same feature evolves more than once independently in different groups of organisms. A classic example of convergence is powered flight—flapping wings evolved in birds, bats, pterosaurs and insects, but the particular bones or other structures making up the wings differ among the groups, attesting to their independent evolutionary origins. Convergence in evolution is very common even when it comes to complicated features: warm-bloodedness, eyes that can move and focus, bipedal locomotion, the loss of limbs, the use of tools, and live birth all evolved multiple times in different animal groups. Convergence is widespread in the plant kingdom as well: carnivorous plants evolved at least a dozen times, roots evolved more than once, and even arborescence—plants taking the form of trees—evolved more than once. With convergence so common in nature, sauropods' uniqueness in size is special in itself. No other land animal has approached even a third of the largest sauropods' weight. What makes sauropods stand out from the crowd, both literally and figuratively?"
Read more: "How Sauropod Dinosaurs Became the Biggest Land Animals Again and Again" by Michael D. D'Emic.
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