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JCC Census What are your favorite kinds of Dinosaurs?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Ghost, May 13, 2020.

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What are your favorite kinds of Dinosaurs?

  1. Theropods

    36.4%
  2. Sauropods

    27.3%
  3. Ornithopods

    15.2%
  4. Pacycephalosaurs

    6.1%
  5. Ceratopsians

    18.2%
  6. Ankylosaurs

    24.2%
  7. Stegosaurs

    12.1%
  8. Pterosaurs (technically not dinosaurs)

    6.1%
  9. Plesiosaurs, pliosaurs, mosasaurs, icthyosaurs (also technically not dinosaurs)

    9.1%
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  1. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    There's still a physical limit, with gravity etc, of how big a body can grow before it can't support itself on land anymore.

    Moreso with invertebrates given the weight of an exoskeleton.

    80tons is probably about as big as is achievable for a land vertebrate.
    Compared to a Blue Whale at 120+ tons underwater
     
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  2. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

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    Tbh at least with the sauropods, I admired the brachiosaurus-types (necks going up vertically vs. horizontally) than the diplodocus ones that were just very long. It's the tallness that fascinates me. Where you see the tallest giraffes eating leaves from trees 20 feet tall, you would've seen one of those massive Sauropods saying "hello" to someone watching TV on the 7th floor of an apartment building in NY.
     
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  3. CairnsTony

    CairnsTony Force Ghost star 4

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    Some estimates for Argentinosaurus suggest the animal could have weighed up to 100 tonnes.

    Regardless of whether that estimate is accurate or not, there's no question that there was an upper limit before biological functions were too inefficient for the animal to survive.
     
  4. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Who Am I winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    Walking with Dinosaurs was a major contributor to "Sauropod necks in general, and Diplodocid ones in particular, don't go up very much" in depictions, with all except that of the Brachiosaurus going mostly horizontal, and that of the Brachiosaurus being more diagonal than vertical.

    Since then though, there's been a trend towards "up" again, even for diplodocids, in scientific media.
     
  5. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

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    I know raptors and trex...but honestly the Anklysoaurus.
     
  6. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

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    I remember way back when the Brontosaurus (now named Apatosaurus) was thought of as a slow, dumb animal that walked with its tail always drooping down. Times change.
     
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  7. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Who Am I winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    Brontosaurus is now generally considered different enough from Apatosaurus to deserve its own genus again. The main reason they were merged, was that they were fairly similar and that Apatosaurus was named first.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brontosaurus
     
  8. CairnsTony

    CairnsTony Force Ghost star 4

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    Funnily enough, some of the earliest described dinosaurs in the UK were reconstructed as being more mammalian in their articulation, i.e, legs underneath the body instead of splayed out. Some early depictions showed them as more dynamic animals as well. This picture was produced in 1896:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleoart#/media/File:Laelaps-Charles_Knight-1897.jpg

    For decades this got replaced with the idea of sluggish reptilian animals, even though biologically it didn't make much sense. This view still predominated when I was a kid in the 70s. Once this view was challenged, and dinosaurs were looked at in a more realistic light, it's astounding how quickly, reconstructions changed along with it.
     
  9. Blobofat

    Blobofat Chosen One star 6

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  10. Bob Effette

    Bob Effette Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  11. Jedi Daniel

    Jedi Daniel Force Ghost star 5

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    Triceratops, my all time favourite since I was a boy :)
     
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  12. I Are The Internets

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  13. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Triceracop was pretty cool.
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  14. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    And there seems to be a near-unanimous agreement among kids of all generations that Brontosaurus just sounds better.

    Just like how Pluto will always be a planet.

    The kids have decided.
     
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  15. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Aussie Queen star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    He do the cute!!! [face_love]

    Then again, I like these as well...
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  16. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I love me the ankylosaurus, but stegosaurus FOR. EVER.
     
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  17. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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  18. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 9

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  19. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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  20. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    Smaug.
     
  21. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    T Rex baby.
     
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  22. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My least favorite dinosaur is Mitch McConnell.
     
  23. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    i think that’s technically an invertebrate.
     
  24. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I get a kick out of the fact that you still get a kick out of this bit.
     
  25. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    Birds and the above :)
     
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