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Rainbow Ornithoscelidas and Actionfiger Updates.
I identify as a Tenontosaurus, a Lesothosaurus and a Homalocephale :iconhandspazzplz:. I thought I'd just point that out there to show my pride :D.
:iconrainbowplz: Pride Dinosaurs.
http://www.rafallerart.com/pride-dinosaurs/ .
Beasts of the Mesozoic, posted by :iconSaberrex:.
http://paleopack.deviantart.com/journal/Beasts-of-the-Mesozoic-605580431 .
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Behold Ornithoscelida!
Hey guys, sorry I haven't been active in a while. But I'm just really surprised by this news: apparently Dinosauria needs some revision now. A new study and article by Darren Naish has erected a new group for dinosaurs called Ornithoscelida, which includes all ornithischians and theropods. Saurischia still exists, but now includes just the sauropodomorphs and herrerasaurids. Basically, what this means is that theropod dinosaurs are no longer part of Saurischia, and Ornithischia might not exist anymore Cyborg Freaking Out 
I actually don't know what to think about this, and honestly, I'm not jumping the bandwagon yet. I'm pretty sure some paleontologists are going to write a counterargument to this pretty soon, so I'd say we don't automatically embrace Ornithoscelida yet.
Here's Nash's article on this: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/ornithoscelida-rises-a-new-family-tree-for-dinosaurs/#
And here's the study: http://
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Herrerasaurus ischigualastensis :iconstuff-by-tyto:Stuff-by-Tyto 5 0 Plateosaurus engelhardti :iconstuff-by-tyto:Stuff-by-Tyto 6 1 Sauropodomorphs are dinosaurs - stamp :iconspinoinwonderland:SpinoInWonderland 20 49 Ornithoscelida Announcement :iconwildandnaturefan:WildandNatureFan 3 4 Ornithoscelida :iconcoelurosaurianartist:CoelurosaurianArtist 5 2 Anomalocaris and friends :iconraptorgorilla:RaptorGorilla 22 22 Keilhauia nui :iconacrosaurotaurus:AcroSauroTaurus 14 7 Crested eagle :iconfeathereddiva:FeatheredDiva 32 8 Dromaeosaurus albertensis :iconcasielles:casielles 19 1

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This scientific paper is supposed to come out tomorrow, so I guess I'm posting extra early. ;)
Pleasantries aside, this new vid by London's NHM and the corresponding scientific paper has left me quite astounded.

Saurischia now comprises of Herrerasauridae and Sauropodomorpha, but excludes Theropoda, which has closer affinities to Ornithischia, such that they form their own new monophyletic clade, Ornithoscelida.
Ornithoscelida by AnonymousLlama428
Figure 1 | Phylogenetic relationships of early dinosaurs. Time calibrated strict consensus of 94 trees from an analysis with 73 taxa and 457 characters (see Supplementary Information). A, the least inclusive clade that includes Passer domesticus, Triceratops horridus and Diplodocus carnegii—Dinosauria, as newly defined. B, the least inclusive clade that includes P. domesticus and T. horridus—Ornithoscelida, as defined.  C, the most inclusive clade that contains D. carnegii, but not T. horridus—Saurischia, as newly defined. For further information on definitions see Table 1. All subdivisions of the time periods (white and grey bands) are scaled according to their relative lengths with the exception of the Olenekian (Early Triassic), which has been expanded relative to the other subdivisions to better show the resolution within Silesauridae and among other non-dinosaurian dinosauromorphs.

The paper:
www.nature.com.sci-hub.cc/natu…
What the hell am I doing, posting about this more than a year after the events occurred? I guess I hadn't the sense to talk about it on DA back when I found out about them? I don't even know if this is proper etiquette to talk about this to my "audience", in such a way, after all this time; you had no connection to these people, and I hardly had any significant one.

What the hell am I doing.... If I'm f**king around like a buffoon, please tell me.....

When I was young and naive, mid-late 2014, I started to take interest in learning about Pleistocene megafauna, and ran across one article on the intelligence of woolly mammoths by a user from Ireland, named Domhnall O'Huigin, one of the Top Writers on the site, where he stated that they were intelligent. No problem there. Unbeknownst to me, it was a Quora answer. I had signed up to Quora before, in order to read an answer on overpopulation, but had little to do with it since then.
I had noticed that one of his sources that Domhnall cited stated that mammoths and mastodons were close relatives, which they weren't. I posted a comment stating that.
Rip Domhnall by AnonymousLlama428
He replied the same day, and corrected his mistake. I didn't think he'd reply, but (most)Quorans are always willing to concede to being wrong.
That was an insignificant move back then, but it was the first instance that I had any activity on Quora; I even remember mentioning me correcting the guy in class at school once. From then on, I was a far more interested in Quora, reading about topics from Linguistics to paleontology.
In May 2015, I wrote my first (improvable) answer, and in June 2015, I wrote my pièce de résistance, here(with additional edits thereafter).

Sometime around then, Quora had a few updates in regards to features and interface, including a "Remembering" title over the names of some users. I found out about the existence and purpose of this in early 2016 via an answer by Garrick Saito. The answer was that it was used to denote deceased members.
Reveal1 by AnonymousLlama428
What caught my attention was that he used the example of Domhnall O'Huigin as an example of such a user.
I immediately commented on his answer, for clarification.

Reveal2 by AnonymousLlama428
I did my research, to find that, while I was gaining (some) popularity on Quora, O'Huigin had died of throat cancer. I was so late to find out. I wasn't well-acquainted with him, but upon inspection, his content was full of wisdom. I felt some grief, though I never knew him well online, much less in person.
quoranoftheweek.quora.com/Vale…
On the 14th of November, 2015, Domhnall O'Huigin left us. Rest in peace, my good sir.

Apologies for the posthumous farewell, it only crossed my mind now. Thank you for kick-starting my journey on Quora, sir, and I'm so sorry I couldn't have spent more time reading your content.
He was from Ireland, and while I don't know if he celebrated St. Patrick's Day, I'd wish him a good one if he were still here.

Another follower who I was very fond of, was an ex-US foreign officer, John Burgess. He was an incredibly well-mannered, well-traveled, knowledgeable and cultured individual, who had a deep breadth of knowledge of everything from cooking, to socio-politics. Once, I asked a question on the Pleistocene of the middle east, and he answered shortly.
www.quora.com/How-was-the-clim…

Only a few weeks ago, I found out that the day that I posted my comment about Domhnall's passing, early 2016, he had passed away:
the-world-live.quora.com/Vale-…
Mr. Burgess, I'm so sorry. I didn't realize you had passed until more than a year later, but I give you a late farewell. You were an amazing writer, and earned the titles you bore. Rest in peace, my good sir.

Back then, I would have suffered the mental torment, thinking of these remarkable, sound and compassionate individuals who I had the pleasure to interact with, being tortured eternally for not believing as I did, while living life knowing much about the existence of the "true" religion, as I did for close friends from school who also didn't share my belief, but now, I'm past that. I only wish that they rest peacefully, and that they enjoyed their lives while they were alive.

RIP Domhnall O'Huigin and John Burgess.
Too bad. Imma do one...
For this..

(No, I ain't makin' no video response XD)

But first:
www.kickstarter.com/projects/9…
And The Utahraptor ProjectYou may or may not know about a huge block that holds several Utahraptor ostrommaysorum individuals of several ages together with two Hippodraco scutodens from Utah. Obviously this is an awesome find and since the previous material of the largest Dromaeosaurid is quite scarce, this find is really usefull to find out more about the animal's look. (hint hint: it's not your average raptor)
Problem is that the project needs awareness and money. It's a big amount of work to do. There's page to fund the project here: https://www.gofundme.com/utahraptor?ssid=747186515&pos=1
In comes the "Love In The Time Of Chasmosaurs" blog who has just launched a little competition everyone can participate in to raise some awareness. Draw in a funny way how you think these dinosaurs ended up in this block. Winners get a price. (extra points for accuracy)
More info about the contest here: https://chasmosaurs.blogspot.be/2017/03/the-utahraptor-project-competition.html
Also you migh
and Paleoartist 2017 Survey
Well this has been shared everywhere in Facebook, so I decided to share it here, in DeviantArt, too.
What are you waiting for? Take the survey now!
https://chasmosaurs.blogspot.co.id/2017/03/the-2017-survey-of-paleoartists.html?m=1
Spread this to the Paleoart community in DA!


The documentary is "Origins: The Journey of Humankind" , and is brand new. This clip came up in my YouTube feed, and I saw the trailer for it, and it seemed really nice at first, in terms of visuals, but now I think it is far too sensationalist. The fucking presenter/narrator.. the Silva guy or whatever.. he's so annoying, I have a strange feeling that it wouldn't be that bad if a KAYV LAYANExtreme La Roar Scream ate his face. Not that I'd approve, it just wouldn't be as big an issue......

Here goes:

First off, spotted hyenas in Eurasia 14,000 years ago? There's no evidence of them existing past 30kya, and that's in Western Europe, where we have the latest dates.
Unfortunately, your sound department added an ambient wapiti bugle in the background, meaning that you must be somewhere in Southern Siberia or Northeastern China/Korea. Cave hyenas there died out about 40,000 years ago, though Amur hyenas are known from more recent dates, but nothing comparable to 14,000 years ago. Hyenas are not a threat. Wolves are a far better option.

I don't know enough about the paleoenvironment in this region at this time, but from what I can gather, the misty woodland is anachronistic; Southeastern Siberia at this time contained lateglacial steppe-tundra environments:
www.clim-past.net/5/285/2009/c…

What do you mean there are "no societies"? There's one right f**king there!!
Even as far back as 24,000 years we have the Mal'ta-Buret' culture in Siberia that lasted a good long while, had its own art and burials, you'd have to be stupid to say societies didn't exist!
Why do they all look like they just had a mud bath? Their clothes look soggy, they have no evident jewellery, just ugh! We know of the existence of needles since 40kya in Siberia, these people are without xcuse looking like that!
And why are they light-skinned? That trait wasn't around back then, and not in Siberia, anyway! They should have darker skin and almond eyes, no?

Also, whose fantastic idea was it to travel when you have a heavily pregnant woman in you midst? Surely they had some understanding of pregnancy and seasonality to avoid having her give birth mid-woodland.

Why are the hyenas snarling? These hyenas sound exactly like wolves. I wonder why...

Given their evident excitement via laughing, and the wapiti sounds we heard shortly before, perhaps they've made a kill. Hyenas are cursorial, and it seems strange for them to be in such densities in the middle of a conifer forest, but hey.. The hyena that he confronted may be one of the males circling the kill, waiting for his turn as the more dominant females gorge themselves. In any case, even if we assumed that hyenas survived this late in Eurasia, by this point, wouldn't they have been familiar with humans, and recognized the threat.

If these hyenas have truly survived to 14kya, wouldn't it follow that they would develop some form of fear/ avoidance to humans? Wouldn't the people know how to properly confront hyenas? Why does no one draw any weapons? Why did they not attempt to intimidate the hyenas via pelting/ yelling in the first place?
Tony Reed from "How Creationism Taught Me Real Science" mentioned me, The Celestial Cave lion, after I left a comment correcting ne of his points on ambulocetus

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlQ56O…
This scientific paper is supposed to come out tomorrow, so I guess I'm posting extra early. ;)
Pleasantries aside, this new vid by London's NHM and the corresponding scientific paper has left me quite astounded.

Saurischia now comprises of Herrerasauridae and Sauropodomorpha, but excludes Theropoda, which has closer affinities to Ornithischia, such that they form their own new monophyletic clade, Ornithoscelida.
Ornithoscelida by AnonymousLlama428
Figure 1 | Phylogenetic relationships of early dinosaurs. Time calibrated strict consensus of 94 trees from an analysis with 73 taxa and 457 characters (see Supplementary Information). A, the least inclusive clade that includes Passer domesticus, Triceratops horridus and Diplodocus carnegii—Dinosauria, as newly defined. B, the least inclusive clade that includes P. domesticus and T. horridus—Ornithoscelida, as defined.  C, the most inclusive clade that contains D. carnegii, but not T. horridus—Saurischia, as newly defined. For further information on definitions see Table 1. All subdivisions of the time periods (white and grey bands) are scaled according to their relative lengths with the exception of the Olenekian (Early Triassic), which has been expanded relative to the other subdivisions to better show the resolution within Silesauridae and among other non-dinosaurian dinosauromorphs.

The paper:
www.nature.com.sci-hub.cc/natu…

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Hamza Ahmad Shaikh
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I live in London, and I have a keen interest in animals of all kinds, mainly prehistoric life.
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Already seen it, fav'd and submitted to Paleolithikum.
I do regular checks on deviantart for any new KAYV LAYANZExtreme La Roar Scream that might show up.
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   Heya Ahmad!

Mystery twins 2 gravity falls icon (broken) Mystery twins 1 gravity falls icon (broken)  Thank you so much for the watch!

Have a nice day!
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;)
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Dinodc98 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Are you on Team Ornithoscelida or Team Saurischia!?
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ornithoscelida, since they have tits.Mr Bean Pervy Meme Medium 
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Dinodc98 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Good decision, When in doubt fallow seek tits and thou shalt not be lost.
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. Or massive cocks, if thou swingst in that direction.
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Thanks for the watch and confirmation!
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;)
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