Incredible new dinosaur

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Incredible new dinosaur

Post by Fishnut » Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:57 pm

It's got to be seen to be believed. The paper is behind a paywall but the Guardian has the press release, complete with a fantastic artist's reconstruction (which I've shamelessly nabbed from wikipedia, just as the Guardian did).

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Re: Incredible new dinosaur

Post by Grumble » Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:26 am

It’s like some sort of cross between a chicken and a fox.
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Re: Incredible new dinosaur

Post by Gfamily » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:00 am

Grumble wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:26 am
It’s like some sort of cross between a chicken and a fox.
So it can't be left on the riverbank by itself.
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Re: Incredible new dinosaur

Post by Martin Y » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:32 am

Gfamily wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:00 am
Grumble wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:26 am
It’s like some sort of cross between a chicken and a fox.
So it can't be left on the riverbank by itself.
It has Mikado chocolate sticks growing out of its armpits. It can't be left anywhere with anyone.

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Re: Incredible new dinosaur

Post by JQH » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:47 am

Martin Y wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:32 am
Gfamily wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:00 am
Grumble wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:26 am
It’s like some sort of cross between a chicken and a fox.
So it can't be left on the riverbank by itself.
It has Mikado chocolate sticks growing out of its armpits. It can't be left anywhere with anyone.
Obvious why it went extinct.
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Re: Incredible new dinosaur

Post by basementer » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:34 pm

Gfamily wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:00 am
Grumble wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:26 am
It’s like some sort of cross between a chicken and a fox.
So it can't be left on the riverbank by itself.
Chapeau.
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Re: Incredible new dinosaur

Post by Little waster » Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:19 pm

Martin Y wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:32 am
Gfamily wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:00 am
Grumble wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:26 am
It’s like some sort of cross between a chicken and a fox.
So it can't be left on the riverbank by itself.
It has Mikado chocolate sticks growing out of its armpits. It can't be left anywhere with anyone.
Don't be silly those are the spears that killed it thrown by the cavemen it lived with, circa 10,000 BC, while protecting their mammoth herds.

The pterodactyls flew too high to hit.


Whatever happened to Dave Horne?
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Re: Incredible new dinosaur

Post by Martin Y » Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:47 pm

Little waster wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:19 pm
Whatever happened to Dave Horne?
Dave Hone.

He went extinct. Oh, no, wait: he started doing the fantastic Terrible Lizards podcast. Full of brilliant did-you-know facts for down the pub, which would be ideal if only pubs hadn't gone extinct.

https://www.davehone.co.uk/

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Re: Incredible new dinosaur

Post by Little waster » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:18 pm

Martin Y wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:47 pm
Little waster wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:19 pm
Whatever happened to Dave Horne?
Dave Hone.

He went extinct. Oh, no, wait: he started doing the fantastic Terrible Lizards podcast. Full of brilliant did-you-know facts for down the pub, which would be ideal if only pubs hadn't gone extinct.

https://www.davehone.co.uk/
Dave Hornes are similar but distinct from Dave Hones by virtue of their elongated Shatner's Bassoons and striking plumage.


Dave Horne is actually a Professor of Micropalaeontology* which buggered my google-fu, or that's what I'm blaming.
https://www.qmul.ac.uk/geog/staff/horned.html




*which I believe is the study of dinosaurs by really, really tiny people.
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Re: Incredible new dinosaur

Post by Martin Y » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:36 pm

What is this? A dinosaur for *ants*?

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Re: Incredible new dinosaur

Post by nezumi » Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:08 pm

What the hell kind of niche did that thing evolve to fit in? Did the cretaceous have Drag Race?

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Re: Incredible new dinosaur

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:25 pm

nezumi wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:08 pm
What the hell kind of niche did that thing evolve to fit in? Did the cretaceous have Drag Race?
Basically a chicken but with a big fancy tail, in other words the peacock niche.
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Re: Incredible new dinosaur

Post by TAFKAsoveda » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:16 am

Check out the I know Dino podcast for some interesting description of this compsognathid

https://iknowdino.com/protohadros-episode-317/

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