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How much do YOU know about dinosaurs?
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Posted 8/13/16
I don't know much.

Unfortunately, this is one of the things I know.

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Posted 8/13/16
The only thing I know is what I remember, and I remember being 9 years old, and I am now cringing at three boys acting like they're dinosaurs at the local pool. How on earth did we get laid when we got older? Kill me now.
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Enough that I wanted to be a paleontologist when I was six. Also, I knew what a paleontologist was when I was six.

I think I've gotten dumber since then.
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Enough to know in most species, females were larger than the males.
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Not much since Jurassic Park didn't help.
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I took a college course called Dinosaurs and Disasters. Totally worth it.
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I know they must have been assholes.

I mean evolved to be quite the dicks.

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I don't know all that much.

Dinosaurs are archosaurs, first appearing in the middle Triassic Period, evolving from diapsids with lungs especially adept at breathing in a low-oxygen environment. Pangaea was starting to break up by now, but not before dinosaurs were on every part of the continent. Prosauropods and early ornithischians were around as well as theropods and cynodonts (our early ancestors, but you didn't ask about them).

As oxygen improved, their lungs that worked well worked even better and they could get bigger and more diverse. Feathers on theropod dinosaurs evolved likely as early as the Triassic Period likely for display and keeping eggs and the body warm. There's even possible evidence to suggest feathers may not have been limited to theropods. Dinosaurs were also warm blooded unlike reptiles.

For a long time there was no knowledge of adolescent dinosaur fossils until it was determined many potential new species of dinosaur may be teenagers of other species and that their bone structure would vastly change coming to adulthood. Sauropods had barely any childhood, growing up incredibly fast likely as a mechanism for survival as largeness meant fewer predators.

Dinosaurs were found literally everywhere, including Antarctica when it was still warm enough to have lush greens.

Velociraptor is a tiny dog-sized dinosaur found in Mongolia. The larger Deinonychus is more human-sized and found in North America with the enormous Utahraptor being the largest known member of the Dromaeosauridae family.

T-Rex were likely mostly scavengers by preference when alone, and was otherwise a pack hunter.

Pterosaurs, elasmosaurs, mosasaurs, and ichthyosaurs are not dinosaurs, but reptiles with the latter two giving birth to live young.

Insular dwarfism has been found in dinosaur remains on small islands with normally 30 foot sauropods being six feet in length.

Brontosaurus was considered a valid genus apart from Apatosaurus after an extensive study in 2015.

The name Dinosaur was coined by Richard Owen, an early and noteworthy creation scientist who adamantly fought against Darwin's ideas on evolution while not outright denying it's existence and dismissed on accusations of stealing work from others. Speaking of which, Archeopteryx was discovered in Darwin's lifetime, further cementing his theory.

Mammals ate dinosaur hatchlings and the smallest species.

Large and herbivorous dinosaurs were already in decline due to disease and natural volcanic pollution before the KT Asteroid put them out of their misery.


I know a lot more about time periods before and after the Mesozoic.If it was about those I'd have quadruple things to say. Unfortunately this bare minimum is all I have.
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Posted 8/14/16
Does anyone else wonder how they mated? Like, how did a Stegosaurus mate?
Posted 8/14/16
I LOVE DINOSAURS!! I used to have posters and books when I was a kid. I was like the little kid in Jurrasic World, heh. Even now I love watching documentaries about dinosaurs and new dinosaur discoveries. Planet Dinosaur is a really good series to learn more about the lesser known ones like the Epidexipteryx. ^-^
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Well they're cute as hell.
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Posted 8/14/16

lorreen wrote:
Unfortunately, this is one of the things I know.

Was (Not Was) - Walk the Dinosaur
https://youtu.be/zYKupOsaJmk


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Posted 8/14/16
most are painted in lead paint because they are radioactive which is why they are the color that they are
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Posted 8/14/16
I know you don't screw with a T-Rex.



That is all.
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