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Favourite Extinct Dinosaurs! :3

typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
I was into dinosaurs before Jurassic Park. (Like, a year or two before. :p) That makes me so cool, huh? Huh? ^-^ Aw :c

Stegosaurus and anklyosaurus are my favourites. Maybe because I was painfully shy and saw them as defensive? Or because they could swing big tail hurt! >:3



  • rufus_hobartrufus_hobart Member Posts: 490
    Ha, nice choices @typo_tilly‌ my personal fave is also an anklyosaurus called the Minmi. Less spiny than most, it has more of a crocodilian back plated armour, and looks like a giant land turtle with longer legs.

  • TeflonTeflon Member, Translator (NDA) Posts: 517
    Archaeopteryx, imagine fluffy dino how cute.

  • dunbardunbar Member Posts: 1,473
    edited October 2014
    The Coelacanth - you have to admire it's tenacity. Edit: Sorry, forgot the 'extinct' bit (I think I'll go to bed now).

  • AnduinAnduin Member Posts: 5,745

    Slag was pretty cool, but Grimlock wins it for me.

  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 15,982
    I'm going to go with a Velociraptor, because that is what Dinobot in Beast Wars was supposed to be. :p

    (Plus they were a pretty active element of the first Jurassic Park movie from what I can recall).

  • ZanianZanian Member Posts: 329
    Dazzu said:

    Actually, that's a curious contradiction. Ya see, birds ARE dinosaurs, meaning that no matter how able to fly Pterasauria may have been, they're not much like birds other than possessing hollow bones. Even 100 foot behemoths sauropods are more closely related to birds by phylogenetic relation alone.

    Yeah, I should've gone with flying reptile instead of bird. But in my defense, the fact that modern day birds are the closest relatives to ancient dinosaurs (as in the land-roaming ones, seeing as anything that flew or swam weren't actually dinosaurs) we have today, was only very recently confirmed.
    I was going off what I knew back when I was a kid, which is a bit embarrassing, seeing as I read some studies about this exact case a week ago.

  • O_BruceO_Bruce Member Posts: 2,761
    edited October 2014
    Ma favourite is definitely NOT the velociraptor, since thanks to Jurassic Park people have a wrong idea about what they were. Deinonychus, on the other hand was badass in reality.... :)

    At least I was until I saw reconstructions with feathers...

  • DreadKhanDreadKhan Member Posts: 3,859

    DreadKhan said:

    Man, the feathers on dinosaurs is awesome; Quetzalcoatl!

    Indeed. You just have to take one look at the Incisivosaurus to fall in love with their feathers. And rodent-like teeth of course. :D

    "I'm a pretty birdie, no matter what they say..."

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    edited October 2014
    :D Yes! Dinosaurs are the ultimate coolness! So prett~ So many very cool! ^__^ *xcited*

    The best way to trap an autistic child would be to paint a dinosaur pokemon on a train. >:3 @Tresset‌

    And don't forget the... thagomizer >:3

    It's fascinating that we've gone from "birds aren't dinosaurs" to "birds may be dinosaurs" to"birds are dinosaurs". n_n

    A link to your favourite extant dinosaurs. :)

    Feathers on Dinosaurs
    This makes sense! :) At least, on some of them. I bet some look really neat with well placed feathers. Dinosaurs were likely warm blooded or close to warm blooded. It's thought that the non-dinosaur reptiles (turtles and crocodilians) survived the dinosaur extinction because they were both cold blooded and used less energy, needing less food.

    Ah, I was going to say dimetrodon, too. Glad I didn't. XD I didn't know they weren't dinosaurs. It honestly took me a while before I accepted that pterodactyls weren't dinosaurs. Nor plesiosaurs. I was sad. :c

    :o The coelacanth! You know, I think the oldest extant group of animals are horseshoe crabs. They're the only group I've found that's been around even longer than the coelacanths. Amazing. :)

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702

    DreadKhan said:

    Man, the feathers on dinosaurs is awesome; Quetzalcoatl!

    Indeed. You just have to take one look at the Incisivosaurus to fall in love with their feathers. And rodent-like teeth of course. :D

    Ooooh :o ~so pretty, yes! :3

  • DreadKhanDreadKhan Member Posts: 3,859
    I find it a bit curious to assume that a bony plate covering the back of the neck would not exist at leaxt in part to prevent very large strong jawed tyrannosaur from breaking the animal's neck. Necks are craxy vulnerable, this is how many cats like to hunt, killing prey by breaking the neck. This might be why smilodons wrre outcompeted, they wouldnt have been as good at this, and this is a very efficient kill strategy, and it certainly fits with the sturdy jaws/necks of big tyrannosaurs. Then again, hyenas have immense jaw and neck strength, and they like scavenging by driving off predators.

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