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Official Prehistory Club V2!

Discussion in 'Clubs' started by ga'hoolefan, Oct 22, 2012.

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  1. ga'hoolefan

    ga'hoolefan Feathered Dino Lover

    I decided to remake this, as unfortunately the first one had to be closed.

    Welcome to the club! This is for lovers of all things prehistoric! From the Precambrian to the Quaternary, we've gotcha covered! Rules:

    1. This is a thread for discussing things pertaining to prehistoric life (i.e. Jurassic Park and how it conflicts with REAL dinosaurs) and, of course, the Fossil Pokemon. (Pokemon like ;306; and :567: are OK too, 'cause they're at least partially based on dinos.) Jokes and stories are OK too. If you're not entirely sure about something, PM me first.

    2. No swearing.

    3. Absolutely no spam.

    4.If you go against the rules, you get a temporary ban. However, like in baseball, it's three strikes and you're out.

    5. Have fun!

    6. Always try to italicize the scientific names of animals (i.e. Tyrannosaurus rex or Kelenken). However, this rule won't be enforced as much.

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    Members:
    Owner: ga'hoolefan
    Members: LordLucario21, Dragontail, T-Bolt, Elysian, RusselW, Ib4
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    Topics for Discussion:
    How do you think the JP movies could have been improved?
    If Walking with Dinosaurs was to be remade, what new things/environments would be included?
    What new Fossil Poke's have you made up/think will be made up?
    What's your favorite prehistoric organism?
    What do you think of the feathered dinosaurs that are being described, like Yutyrannus or cute little Microraptor?

    Join Form:
    [insert name here]
    Favorite Prehistoric Animal:

    EX: ga'hoolefan
    This is hard... I'm going to have to go with Microraptor. I also really love Rahonavis, Utahraptor, and Leptoceratops.
    [​IMG] Image Credit: Jurassic Park wiki
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2013
  2. LordLucario21

    LordLucario21 Pokemon Veteran

    I didn't know this club existed 0_o I'd like to join.

    Username: LordLucario21

    Favorite prehistoric animal: Ankylosaurus. Its awesome design plus its amazing defense mechanism really make it stand out in my eyes as awesome. Tyrannosaurus, Lipleurodon( I know it isnt a dinosaur), Smilodon, and Gastornis also come to mind as some of my faves.
     
  3. ga'hoolefan

    ga'hoolefan Feathered Dino Lover

    Hey, a member! Sorry I haven't replied. Welcome to the club!
     
  4. Bananarama

    Bananarama Another trophy

    Username: Dragontail
    Favorite prehistoric animal: Do ammonites count? If not, I like Pleisiosaurs and Pteranadons.
     
  5. LordLucario21

    LordLucario21 Pokemon Veteran

    I saw that JP was a topic of discussion in the Original post. Since JP is one of my favorite movies, I'll obviously say it did a great job with details. Although the whole amber turned into Dinosaurs bit is inaccurate, they had to find a way to bring dinosaurs to life to make the movie happen. Besides, the method that'd realistically be used would go over most watcher's heads. Some of the science is dumbed down or ignored in order to make non-dinosaur freaks enjoy it more. To actually have a discussion, I'd like to pose a question: What do you think of the recent discovery of Nyasasaurus? supposedly it's the oldest dinosaur ever to be found. I'm happy this happened because it gives us further insight into the natural history of dinosaurs and other reptiles. Here's the article I found this tidbit in:http://news.nationalgeographic.com/...-dinosaur-found-tanzania-science-archaeology/
     
  6. Bananarama

    Bananarama Another trophy

    So... I guess I am an unofficial member.

    I have a topic, though!

    What is your favorite era?

    I love the Pleistocene Epoch, bringing with it among the first mammals.
     
  7. LordLucario21

    LordLucario21 Pokemon Veteran

    For me, it is the Mesozoic Era, or more specifically, the Cretaceous period. The sheer diversity of life during that period is astounding, and the fact that reptiles ruled the world is amazing to me. Btw, the mammals started to appear around the Jurassic Period iirc.
     
  8. T-Bolt

    T-Bolt Electrifying.

    Jurassic? I thought it was the late Triassic. Anyway-

    T-Bolt
    Favorite prehistoric animal: I don't know, I've never regarded any one as a favourite. Though if I had to choose one I'd say Baryonyx.
     
  9. ga'hoolefan

    ga'hoolefan Feathered Dino Lover

    Hello, everyone. I apologize for my absence from my own club, but I 'm back now. Once I can get to a computer, I'll accept everyone. Anyhow, my cavorite era has to be the Mesozoic as well. I just really like all of the life-forms that exusted then and how they relate to animals today.
     
  10. Schade

    Schade The real Slim Schady

    Username: Elysian
    Favorite Prehistoric Animal: Gosh, I don't know... there are so many to like. But when I was younger, my absolute favourite was Torosaurus

    My knowledge on this topic is very limited, as my Dinosaur occupation gradually faded away over time, but hopefully, I'll learn some new stuff, and freshen up my memory
     
  11. ga'hoolefan

    ga'hoolefan Feathered Dino Lover

    Welcome, Elysian, as well as everyone else! You are all members now! Anyhow, in response to the above post, as well as a new topic to discuss, what is your opinion on the Torosaurus and Triceratops debate? I'm thinking that Torosaurus is just a mature Triceratops, but I'm on the fence, and my opinion can be changed. What do you think?
     
  12. LordLucario21

    LordLucario21 Pokemon Veteran

    I think that they are realted in that way too. After doing some reasearch, it seems very reasonable that Torosaurus is a mature version of Triceratops. I mean, they ate the same things, lived during the same time and in the same place. Also, the evidence of development in Triceratops really pushes that point even further.
     
  13. ga'hoolefan

    ga'hoolefan Feathered Dino Lover

    Precisely! Fossils like "Nedoceratops" just further prove the point, as they are just Triceratops with holes in their frills, similar to Torosaurus (and all other ceratopsians).
     
  14. LordLucario21

    LordLucario21 Pokemon Veteran

    This is why I love Paleontology. The fact that it can change so quickly and surprisingly makes it an interesting field to pursue. I mean, hell, as more avian/dinosaurian fossils are found, Archaeopteryx's impact is decreasing iirc. Hell, they discovered that crocidyloforms feasted on young ornithischian dinosaurs.
     
  15. ga'hoolefan

    ga'hoolefan Feathered Dino Lover

    Yeah, some (me at one point included) have gone on to say that Archaeopteryx isn't even a basal bird, but a deinonychosaur like Velociraptor or Troodon. Birds are seeming more and more like little 'raptors in the yard these days, which isn't too far from the truth, them being dinosaurs and all.
     
  16. LordLucario21

    LordLucario21 Pokemon Veteran

    You know what I find amazing? The fact that Ankylosaurus, one of the most recognizable dinosaurs and one that has its own group named after it, and my personal favorite dinosaur, has a not-so-great fossil record compared to its relatives. I mean, we don't even have a complete skeleton of it. That's shocking, since its first fossil was found over 100 years ago, you'd think we'd have a ton of fossils of it, but no.
     
  17. ga'hoolefan

    ga'hoolefan Feathered Dino Lover

    You'd be surprised how patchy the fossil record can be. It's not at all like the opening to the first JP film. On a related note, tomorrow is Velociraptor Awareness Day.
     
  18. LordLucario21

    LordLucario21 Pokemon Veteran

    That is one of the coolest things I've heard all day. (Besides the Nintendo Direct stuff) As we all know, Velociraptors are "clever girls" ( That line is so awesome.) If anything, I think Velociraptors are the most effective non-human predators ever. The reason why I want to go into Paleontology is because of the patchy record. It opens up so many possibilities for new discoveries. I mean, they discover new things practically every week. Though that might be a bit of a stretch. :p
     
  19. ga'hoolefan

    ga'hoolefan Feathered Dino Lover

    Thatonce a week remark might notbe too far off the mark, but new papers need to be proofread, peer-reviewed, etc.,so it can take a while to publish a new find.
     
  20. T-Bolt

    T-Bolt Electrifying.

    Sorry I haven't really been active. I've had a lot to do lately.

    Anyway, I came across an article on Wikipedia that I found interesting. I don't know if you guys already know about it though.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphicoelias

    It's about Amphicoelias, what may be the largest dinosaur ever discovered! But It's usually disregarded because the fossils don't exist anymore, because of the poor preservation methods at the time it was discovered.
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2013
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