The 3 main types of hip joint in tetrapods.
Typical of reptiles, dinosaurs & mammals, and rauisucians respectively.
This may be speculative.
The theropod lounging on the branch with the platypus is tooooooo much
These are all toooooo much
I am fucking dead.
L4D2 x Dinosaurs x Zelda mod
My life is officially over.
Nothing can ever surpass this.
Just fucking watch it.
“Stella, a four-year-old dinosaur expert, correctly points out that a so-called Triceratops toy is, in fact, a Styracosaurus. She even hits three of the major differences in skull anatomy—Triceratops had a shorter nasal horn, longer brow horns and smaller, triangular bones around the border of the frill”.
OH MY GOD
THIS WILL BE MY CHILD
This kid is destined for greatness.
“Scientific Restorations” by Nima Sassani
Somebody get me a Europasaurus NOW
expose-the-light: Iridescent Dinosaurs
Photo illustration courtesy Jason Brougham, University of Texas
According to a new study, Microraptors—four-winged, feathered dinosaurs that lived 125 million years ago—sported Earth’s earliest known iridescence, as pictured in this illustration.
The findings are the earliest evidence of iridescence in any creature-bird or dinosaur, said study leader Julia Clarke, a paleontologist at the University of Texas at Austin.
Clarke and colleagues also suggest this iridescent coloring may have helped make Microraptor’s tail feathers even more eye-catching to mates.
Using an electron microscope, the researchers compared tiny, pigment-containing structures called melanosomes in a Microraptor fossil to melanosomes of living birds.
The team found that Microraptor’s melanosomes were narrow, elongated, and organized in a sheetlike orientation—features that produce an iridescent sheen on modern feathers.
“This study gives us an unprecedented glimpse at what this animal looked like when it was alive,” study team member Mark Norell, chair of the American Museum of Natural History’s Division of Paleontology, said in a statement.
The new findings are detailed in this week’s issue of the journalScience.
That top microraptor reconstruction illustration is SOOOO GOOOD :O
“Giant Steps” by Martin Ansin for Illumination Magazine, Research at the University of Missouri
“Feature and spot images illustrating a new anatomical approach to dinosaurs’ joints, which proposes
that at least some dinosaurs were actually about a foot taller than the previously accepted estimates”.
and second panel is adorable
I would like you to a dinosaur basketball team please.
How rad would you feel if ‘President’ was your name?
Have some Globetrotters
The one thing you can do with hands that can’t pronate.