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    Default Brontosaurus: the dinosaur that never was

    Forget Extinct: The Brontosaurus Never Even Existed : NPR

    Is the so-called Brontosaurus simply a patchwork of different bones and a skull taken from various dinosaur museums?
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    As someone who was very interested in paleontology as a kid: duuuuuh, we've known about this for decades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
    As someone who was very interested in paleontology as a kid: duuuuuh, we've known about this for decades.
    ^^^^

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    I knew there was no such thing as a Brontosaurus when I was a kid.

    Dinosaur obsession fo' life, yo.
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    This is incredibly old news. I've known this since I was around 4 or so.

    A much more recent development is the possibility that the triceratops and the torosaurus are the same animal, with the former simply being juvenile and the latter being a full grown adult.
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    I know there were a lot of Dinos which were found not to have existed, some of them were truly amazing to behold, owing more to myths and legends of dragons than anything in reality.

    But arent the redrawings of T-Rex as a kind of giant feathered birdy seem a bit bizarre?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    I know there were a lot of Dinos which were found not to have existed, some of them were truly amazing to behold, owing more to myths and legends of dragons than anything in reality.

    But arent the redrawings of T-Rex as a kind of giant feathered birdy seem a bit bizarre?
    They make a lot of sense to me. The feathers that those dinosaurs are depicted as having are rudimentary, downy feathers. I often wondered where the hell bird feathers came from. They surely developed gradually, and if they did, the picture is a lot clearer knowing that basic feathers emerged in mesozoic dinosaurs. Remember that mammals also descend from reptiles, and that hairs, feathers, and scales are all related structures.

    What I want to know is, did sauropods have feathers? That'd be funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    They make a lot of sense to me. The feathers that those dinosaurs are depicted as having are rudimentary, downy feathers. I often wondered where the hell bird feathers came from. They surely developed gradually, and if they did, the picture is a lot clearer knowing that basic feathers emerged in mesozoic dinosaurs. Remember that mammals also descend from reptiles, and that hairs, feathers, and scales are all related structures.

    What I want to know is, did sauropods have feathers? That'd be funny.
    I accept the theory of evolution but I've never had any real interest in it, the details of it sound absolutely absurd to me, just as absurd or more absurd than many of the other fantasy origin tales and stories. The matter as much to me, which is very little really.

    I suppose a common origin of all things would encourage me to be a vegetarian or vegan but I know I could not adhere to such a thing for very long.

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