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KUNG FU STEGOSAUR

Postby LordRaven » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:29 pm

Stegosaurs have in the past been presented to us as lumbering plant eaters, but in reality they were lethal fighters when necessary, according to palaeontologists who have unveiled new evidence of a casualty of stegosaurian combat. The evidence is a fatal stab would in the pubis bone of a predatory allosaur. The wound – in the conical shape of a stegosaur tail spike – would have required a great dexterity to inflict and demonstrates clear signs of having fatally wounded the allosaur. :yikes:


http://www.heritagedaily.com/2014/10/ku ... aur/105341

Dinosaurs were obviously far quicker and dexterous than previously thought
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Re: KUNG FU STEGOSAUR

Postby Keyser » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:39 pm

LordRaven wrote:Stegosaurs have in the past been presented to us as lumbering plant eaters, but in reality they were lethal fighters when necessary, according to palaeontologists who have unveiled new evidence of a casualty of stegosaurian combat. The evidence is a fatal stab would in the pubis bone of a predatory allosaur. The wound – in the conical shape of a stegosaur tail spike – would have required a great dexterity to inflict and demonstrates clear signs of having fatally wounded the allosaur. :yikes:


http://www.heritagedaily.com/2014/10/ku ... aur/105341

Dinosaurs were obviously far quicker and dexterous than previously thought


Not very surprising LR.

Their avian physiology, air-sac breathing system and skeletal structure were all far superior than us puny synapsids.

Modern maniraptorans even win in the intelligence stakes - the corvids and parrots are amongst the most intelligent non human animals on the planet.
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Re: KUNG FU STEGOSAUR

Postby Stooo » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:42 pm

Keyser wrote:
LordRaven wrote:Stegosaurs have in the past been presented to us as lumbering plant eaters, but in reality they were lethal fighters when necessary, according to palaeontologists who have unveiled new evidence of a casualty of stegosaurian combat. The evidence is a fatal stab would in the pubis bone of a predatory allosaur. The wound – in the conical shape of a stegosaur tail spike – would have required a great dexterity to inflict and demonstrates clear signs of having fatally wounded the allosaur. :yikes:


http://www.heritagedaily.com/2014/10/ku ... aur/105341

Dinosaurs were obviously far quicker and dexterous than previously thought


Not very surprising LR.

Their avian physiology, air-sac breathing system and skeletal structure were all far superior than us puny synapsids.

Modern maniraptorans even win in the intelligence stakes - the corvids and parrots are amongst the most intelligent non human animals on the planet.


So what happened to our lizard overlords? :dunno:
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Re: KUNG FU STEGOSAUR

Postby Keyser » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:27 pm

So what happened to our lizard overlords? :dunno:[/quote]

Well Stu technically dinosaur/birds and crocodilians are Archosaurs - the sister taxon to Lepidosaurs which are the lizards (along with snakes, worm lizards and the tuataras).

So to be utterly pedantic no lizards were ever our overlords as such (although Mosasaurs the giant marine reptiles most recently seen in Jurassic World (a terrible film for accuracy but ok as a brainless blockbuster) were overgrown warm blooded, live bearing lizards.

The non avian dinosaurs were finished off by the Chicxulub Crater impact and the Deccan Traps volcanism would have made life very difficult as well.

Wiki is actually pretty good on all this stuff because many articles are written and edited by palaeontologists. :more beer:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cretaceou ... lub_Crater
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