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dinner

Too focused on its jelly meal, Placenticeras doesn’t notice the approaching Selmasaurus turning it into a hunting method teaching subject for her offspring

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5 Amazon Jungle Discoveries That Cannot Be Explained

Unexplained Mysteries
Published on May 13, 2019

5 amazon jungle discoveries that cannot be explained. In this video we take a look at these amazon jungle discoveries that cannot be explained.

One of the least explored places in the world is that of the dense vegetation of the amazon rainforest and the overgrowing jungle that has swallowed ancient relics, uncontacted tribes and a number of strange artifacts.

This only helps to spread mystery and wonder as researchers venturing out into the greenery have made startling discoveries that have become impossible for conventional means to explain. So today, here at unexplained mysteries, we will be going over 5 different amazon jungle discoveries that cannot be explained even by the most dedicated researchers from around the world.

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There have been tons more civilization artifacts found than just those rings… gosh, whole cities and roads between them and spreading all across the whole forest… and they haven’t even finished covering all of it yet. The theory presented of how the tribes got to be there I thought was excellent.

Dig it.

 

 

Parque Nahuelito

From the wonderful Parque Nahuelito, in San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia. Which, I am imagining, was named for the famous Nahuelito, Lake Nahuel Huapi’s fabulously Fortean lake monster!

One really sweet sculpture, eh! A great learning tool for kids and adults alike that is packed with fun.

Here are some more of their ferociously formidable critters!

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Mom, I wanna go!

 

 

Giants of the Ancient Skies – Azhdarchids (Part 1)

Ben G Thomas
Published on Aug 19, 2018

The Azhdarchid pterosaurs are truly one of the most impressive groups of animals that have ever graced this planet. These absolutely huge creatures were not only the largest pterosaurs, but some were also the largest flying animals of all time.

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Pteros from Ben! This is Good.

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theropod

Gabriel N. U. @SerpenIllus 12:15 PM – 3 Apr 2019

Slowly working on some newer recons of large Cretaceous theropods, because these are always good to have handy.

#paleoart #sciart #dinosaurs WIP

Beautiful work.

 

 

The History of Speculative Zoology – Part 3

Ben G Thomas
Published on Apr 7, 2019

In this third part we look at even more speculative projects such as All Tomorrows, The Speculative Dinosaur Project, Serina, and more.

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Ben finishes off the SpecZoo project with another great piece. So glad I’ve found his channel. He does it right. No woo.

Be sure to watch Part 1 and Part 2.

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Great fIlm footage of three Congo/Cameroon expeditions

Crypto Hunt
Published on Dec 9, 2016

Enjoy this great documentary produced by my good friend, Wayne Hall. Lots of footage from 1992/2001/2002/2003/2012! We are planning to return in late 2017, so enjoy, comment, and please – subscribe.

It is so unfortunate that the creationist young earth hype is brought up at the start and finish. It bothers me. Quite a bit. Then again, they’re the only ones who support the expeditions, or so it would seem, anyway. At any rate, these bleatings are blessedly brief.

Okay, having gotten that out I will say that this film is very well made with a lot of ground covered and it certainly does feature some great footage and a whole mess of great people who actually go out there and look. Towards the end, a mokele mbembe can be heard bellowing. What else could it be. Can’t beat that. Well, you could beat it with some footage, eh.

Many of the commenters wondered why the later expeditions had no drones. I wonder, too, Especially as they fly so well these days and have such nice cameras.

I am wondering whether they went back in 2017 as they mentioned. Will see what I can find.

Anyway, enjoy it, some excellent content.

 

 

Batrachognathus

Gabriel N. U. @SerpenIllus 11:52 AM – 2 Apr 2019

A night in the Late Jurassic of Kazakhstan. A tired Sordes tries to sleep while a group of nocturnal, raucous Batrachognathus forages for insects (a beetle in this case).

Still a WIP, Just wanted to post an update for #PterosaurPtuesday •  #paleoart #sciart

Beautiful art and wisely insightful vision to match.

 

 

big turt

Space Explorer Mike @MichaelGalanin 9:04 AM – 4 Apr 2019

10 million years ago, turtles could eat you with a single bite.

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Indeed! Seriously, can you imagine it?

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dragoonz

 

dragoonz

paleoart

Evolution Series: A Drove of Dragons

Dragons are some of the most fantastical creatures to never have evolved. With their burning breath and aerial proficiency, they have inspired legends all over the world for thousands of years.

The animals represented here are not to scale and don’t represent a direct line of descent, but rather plausible models for how this amazing transition could’ve happened. Also this is an April fool’s joke. Patreon • Ko-fi • Facebook  • Twitter • Prints & Merch

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I wish I had pursued my drawing. I wish I’d have had some guidance. Any freakin’ guidance.

 

 

The History of Speculative Zoology – Part 2

Ben G Thomas
Published on Mar 31, 2019

In this second part we look at more speculative projects such as The New Dinosaurs, Man After Man, The Future is Wild, Primeval, and more.

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Just as I suspected it would be… Part 2 is just as fine a piece as Part 1! And now the final Part 3!

 

 

The Emela Ntouka | A Real Life Living Dinosaur In The Congo?

Unexplained Mysteries
Published on Aug 6, 2018

The Emela Ntouka | a real life living dinosaur in the Congo. We take a look at the Emela Ntouka an alleged living dinosaur in the Congo. Recently we covered the topic of the Mokele Mbeme, an elusive creature said the live in the Congo. It’s been witnessed by a few individuals and those who have seen it state it looks like a dinosaurs. However this ins’t the only dinosaur like creature living in the Congo. There is another animal that goes by the name of Emela Ntouka…

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It is likely a new rhino species… but… one can dream, eh?

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5 Real Life Encounters That Could Prove Dinosaurs Still Exist

Unexplained Mysteries
Published on Aug 13, 2018

5 real life encounters that could prove dinosaurs still exist. We take a look at these 5 dinosaur sightings that could prove they exist. Over the years explorers have encountered mysterious creatures and some of these descriptions remind some of dinosaurs. So in this video we take a look at 5 encounters with mysterious creatures that could prove dinosaurs still exist.
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8 Real Life Sightings & Encounters With Prehistoric Creatures | Compilation

Unexplained Mysteries
Published on Jun 2, 2018

8 real life sightings & encounters with prehistoric creatures | compilation. We take a look at some real life sightings with prehistoric animals. Over the years many people have come forward with alleged encounter of prehistoric creatures. In this video we take a look at some of the best examples.
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5 Real Life Encounters With Giant Spiders That Cannot Be Explained

Unexplained Mysteries
Published on Feb 22, 2019

5 real life encounters with giant spiders that cannot be explained | compilation. We take a look at these 5 real life encounters with giant spiders that cannot be explained. Over the years people have come forward and said they’ve encountered giant spiders. These creatures are usually seen in remote places of the, one place is the Congo. Here these giant spiders go by the name jba fofi j’ba fofi or the Congolese giant spider. Some of these encounters include explores witnessing spiders that are over 4 ft in diameter. One alleged spider was seen inside a web that was over 30ft in diameter. However not everyone is convinced these giant creatures exist. Some have put forward the argument that a spiders body physically wouldn’t be able to hold the weight. This is due to the fact that spiders have a simple respiratory system that limits the size that they can reach.
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5 Mysterious Jungle Discoveries That Cannot Be Explained

Unexplained Mysteries
Published on Mar 16, 2019

5 mysterious jungle discoveries that cannot be explained. We take a look at these mysterious jungle discoveries that cannot be explained. Amidst dense vegetation are hidden worlds with complex creatures and more hidden artifacts and civilizations than anywhere else in the world combined. This leaves millions of undiscovered species all throughout the worlds dense jungles and forests housing these hidden creatures as well as ancient civilizations and other impossible to detect phenomena occurring in the middle of these dense greeneries. So today, here at unexplained mysteries, we will be going over 5 mysterious jungle discoveries that cannot be explained and what they could mean for the residents living in the area.
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Back in the day, well, in the evening of the morning of the day, I’d never have opened these, simply because of the titles… but… I am glad I watch them now in the morning of my geezerhood, simply because they are quite well done and not at all gushy or sensational. Diggin’ it.

 

 

The History of Speculative Zoology – Part 1

Ben G Thomas
Published on Mar 10, 2019

Speculative Zoology is a very fun topic to talk about. It also has a pretty long history going back more than 100 years, so we’re going to take a look at some of these past projects.

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I remember when the Dinosauroid was introduced to the unsuspecting world. I loved it! Another great BGT vid! Dig it.

Hey, Part 2 is out! And Part 3!

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Saurophaganax – Lord of the Lizard-Eaters

Ben G Thomas
Published on Dec 2, 2018

150 million years ago, a giant predator stalked the lands of ancient Oklahoma…

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This fellow always does a fantastic and thorough job with his videos and this one is no exception. Also contains a horrific notification on the actions of the Bullies of the West, the foul and disgusting EU, yes, the miserable, fat Brussels Bastards.

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4 Real-Life Modern Sightings That Prove Living Dinosaurs Still Exist

Dark Matter
Published on Aug 17, 2017

Around 65 million years ago, all Dinosaurs, and most of the co-surviving lifeforms supposedly went extinct. But according to certain witnesses, a few managed to survive. So, from the Raptors of the US, to the T-Rex of Australia, Join us…

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I didn’t have much hope for this one because it has “prove” in the title. It’s not proof, of course, but it is very well done and the cases are well presented. I’m familiar with all but a precious few of the mentions. As for myself, I am definitely on board with all of these, especially the ones in the United States. Including the spiders… people relentlessly tell me of the allegedly natural limitation on their internal airways. I counter with the information that Mother Nature has little concern for the ideas of man.

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Matheronodon provincialis

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Studio 252MYA @studio252mya 10:09 AM – 28 Feb 2019

Matheronodon provincialis by @JoschuaKnuppe Giant ­“duckbill” dinosaurs had hundreds of small teeth packed together like a grinding stone. But their relatives—rhabdodontids like Matheronodon—had a few oversized chisel-like teeth. 252mya.com/joschua-knueppe?utm_source=twitter

Isn’t this a neat little creature?

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A few years ago, geologist Abderrazak El Albani and his team at the Institut de chimie des milieux et matériaux de Poitiers (CNRS/Université de Poitiers) discovered the oldest existing fossils of multicellular organisms in a deposit in Gabon. Located in the Franceville Basin, the deposit allowed scientists to re-date the appearance of multicellular life on Earth to 2.1 billion years—approximately 1.5 billion years earlier than previously thought (600 million). At the time, the researchers showed that this rich biodiversity co-occurred with a peak in dioxygenation of the atmosphere, and developed in a calm and shallow marine environment.

In this same geological deposit, the team has now uncovered the existence of fossilised traces of motility. This shows that certain multicellular organisms in this primitive marine ecosystem were sophisticated enough to move through its mud, rich in organic matter.

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This news is such sweet music to my ears.  The more ancient things are, the more I like them. This discovery… that there was a critter with legs that long ago fits in so well with my thoughts on the way things were. And in a way my thoughts on certain things in the here and now.

Delicious…!

 

 

Proceratosaurus

@serpenillus
15.02.2019 – 4 days ago

Proceratosaurus rests, sitting on the floor of a forest clearing. Proceratosaurus was an early Tyrannosauroid (early relative of T. rex) from Middle Jurassic England. Proceratosaurus is related to other early, fluffy tyrannosauroids like Guanlong, they are all in the family proceratosauridae. This is a WIP far from being finished. One of the things that I want to achieve is to add more areas of translucency in the crest, that allow some filtered sunlight to pass through.

Terrific talent, eh what?!

 

10 Terrifying PREHISTORIC BUGS And INSECTS

Mega Top Tens
Published on Aug 2, 2017

In this video we will explore 10 bugs, insects and invertebrates from the dinosaur times…

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Number 10. Giant Trilobite. No, this is not the Indominus Rex from Jurassic World, the I-Rex was actually a prehistoric trilobite species… At more than 60 cm in length, the ‘Isotelus rex’ was the largest species of trilobite ever known – scavenging the ocean floor during the Paleozoic Era 500 million years ago… A specimen of Isotelus rex, from Churchill, Manitoba, is the largest complete trilobite ever found. It measured 72 cm in length and 40 cm in width… Trilobites were simple and adaptable organisms, managing to survive for 300 million years. Number 9. Giant Shrimp. Anomalocaris canadensis – say that three times fast – looked like a blend of giant squid and shrimp… It was around a meter long with a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth. Fossils found in China show that it was a massive undersea arthropod that lived 500 million years ago… It propelled itself through the water by undulating the flexible lobes on the sides of its body. Each side acted as a single ‘fin’, maximising swimming efficiency… Its powerful mandibles were used to catch large prey. It ate using its ‘serrated cigar cutter’ teeth…

O.o I enjoyed this! If you dig bugs, you will, too.

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andrewsarchus

Andrewsarchus

weird lookin’ critter!

Andrewsarchus—the World’s Largest Predatory Mammal

by Bob Strauss
Updated September 25, 2018

Andrewsarchus is one of the world’s most tantalizing prehistoric animals: its three-foot-long, toothstudded skull indicates that it was a giant predator, but the fact is that we have no idea what the rest of this mammal’s body looked like.

Andrewsarchus Is Known by a Single Skull

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All we know about Andrewsarchus amounts to a single, three-foot-long, vaguely wolf-shaped skull, discovered in Mongolia in 1923. While the skull clearly belongs to some type of mammal—there are obvious diagnostic markers by which paleontologists can distinguish between reptilian and mammalian bones—the lack of an accompanying skeleton has resulted in nearly a century of confusion, and debate, about what type of animal Andrewsarchus really was.

Andrewsarchus is one of the world’s most tantalizing prehistoric animals: its three-foot-long, toothstudded skull indicates that it was a giant predator, but the fact is that we have no idea what the rest of this mammal’s body looked like.

All we know about Andrewsarchus amounts to a single, three-foot-long, vaguely wolf-shaped skull, discovered in Mongolia in 1923. While the skull clearly belongs to some type of mammal—there are obvious diagnostic markers by which paleontologists can distinguish between reptilian and mammalian bones—the lack of an accompanying skeleton has resulted in nearly a century of confusion, and debate, about what type of animal Andrewsarchus really was.

The Fossil of Andrewsarchus Was Discovered by Roy Chapman Andrews (My Hero!)

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During the 1920’s, the swashbuckling paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews, sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, embarked on a series of well-publicized fossil-hunting expeditions to central Asia (then, as it still is now, one of the most remote regions on earth). After its discovery, Andrewsarchus (“Andrews’ ruler”) was named in his honor, though it’s unclear whether Andrews bestowed this name himself or left the task to other members of his team.

Wonderful, wonderful!

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“This dragonfly, preserved in the limestone of Solnhofen, Bavaria, lived millions of years ago.” Insects; the yearbook of agriculture, 1952.

Source: nemfrog

When I was young I was afraid of dragonflies. They were weird and almost alien in the way they moved. It was strong and lasted through my teens and into my twenties.

They are certainly remarkable creatures who can do things no other critter can.

I bet if I saw an abnormally large one those feelings would come back!

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When Gorgons Ruled the Earth

Ben G ThomasPublished on Nov 11, 2017

The Earth was a very different place 250 million years ago. The dinosaurs had not yet appeared, and instead ruled a very different group of animals; the Gorgonopsids. Thanks to Wretched for suggesting I make this video back in the Q&A!

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I really like the styling of these creatures and I am saddened that they died out. They must have been stunning!

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Hi, Dino!

It seems hard to believe at first glance, but I swear dinosaurs are much cooler now than when I was a kid!

Boo Yah!

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5 Amazing Finds Beneath the Sands of the Sahara

Curious World
Published on Dec 22, 2016

The Sahara desert is by far the largest hot desert in the world. It outshines all other hot deserts by a considerable amount and has a rich and surprising history beneath its sandy depths. And signs of past life that has, on occasion, exposed itself to the modern world. Here are five amazing finds from beneath the sands of the Sahara.

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Nicely done! Ginormous crocs, two civilizations, big whales and dinosaurs! Imagine if we cleared all the sand. Millions of minds would be blown wide open.

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Does Megalodon Still Exist?

Ben G Thomas
Published on Jul 29, 2018

Megalodon, the giant predatory fish of nightmares, was undoubtedly a magnificently terrifying creature. It’s also been the target of many claims that suggest it could still be alive today, and a lot of people on the internet seem to be convinced that this is the case. Therefore, here I’ll be reviewing the arguments that have been made in favour of Megalodon’s late-survival, and we’ll see if it is indeed possible that the monster shark lives.

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I would like to believe they are still with us, but Ben has once again produced a balanced and well thought out documentary that requires one to drop the emotions and just ponder the situation rationally. I will sday that the conclusions within are the most likely to be the proper ones.

See if you agree… I am pretty sure you will when all is said and done.

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Is St. George fighting a plesiosaur-inspired dragon in this 1678 illustration from Mundus Subterraneus? Abel (1939, also the source of this image) thought so, noting the shift towards plesiosaur-like proportions and anatomy compared to more conventional European dragon depictions of the time.

The giants and plesio-dragons of Mundus Subterraneus

Athanasius Kircher’s 1678 German textbook Mundus Subterraneus– an early thesis on geography, biology, mineralogy and geology – contains several illustrations of animals which may have been informed by fossils. They include many types of giant human, which were said to be social, cave-dwelling species based on the bones of large animals found in caves – almost certainly remnants of Pleistocene mammals. Kircher also wrote about several types of dragon, many of which were of period-typical, worm-like form, but Abel (1939) noted one unusual dragon illustration that may have been influenced by a real giant reptile: a plesiosaur.

The illustration is plesiosaur-like in many respects, with a barrel-like body, small head, long and slender neck, a true tail, and curiously small ‘paddle-like’ wings instead of broad, membranous wings typical of dragon depictions. It’s not a perfect plesiosaur depiction by any means – it also has ears, a beak, and four legs – but Abel (1939) considered this reinvention of dragon form so dramatic that it could represent the arrival of a new source of inspiration for dragon anatomy, of which plesiosaurs are a possible contender. Marine reptiles, including plesiosaurs, were almost certainly uncovered during quarrying work in the historic Swabia region (now southern Germany) as rocks we now call the Posidonia Shale were exploited to build growing settlements. The Posidonia Shale is a site of exceptional preservation with abundant invertebrate fossils and rarer, but often complete and articulated, marine reptile skeletons. Posidonia quarrying dates back to at least the 16th century and, given that the quarrying was executed by hand, 17th century quarrymen would have seen fossils of many kinds, almost certainly including some well preserved plesiosaur remains. Had these discoveries caused a stir among local learned individuals, as well a giant reptile entombed in stone might have, it’s not inconceivable to think they could have been identified as dragons, and ultimately influenced Mundus Subterraneus.

As with our discussion of cyclops art, these details are only circumstantial evidence and they do not prove beyond doubt that plesiosaurs were referenced in Kircher’s dragon art. But I find this case a little more compelling because our records of the early modern period are better, so the correlation between historic events is tighter and the contrast to other dragon illustrations more obvious. Moreover, whereas ancient cyclops art doesn’t really look like the fossils said to inspire it, I can see some obvious plesiosaur-like details in Kircher’s illustration. It’s difficult to be certain about the relevance of plesiosaurs fossils to the image but, for me, this is a possible, if unconfirmed, piece of proto-palaeoart.

Please read the rest of this wonderful piece by Mark Witton at Unicorns, dragons, monsters and giants: palaeoart before palaeontology.

Sweet! Extra sweet!

Especially as I have been enamored of a recent and quite scholarly thread on ATS called Evidence for the Co-Existence of Humans and Dinosaurs. If your interest is peaked you should have a read of that, too. It’s good! Up at 11 pages now and it’s got 108 flags. Just wonderful! You will see that the premise is exceptionally solid and you will know why, too.

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DamirPradoT @DamirPrado 7:51 AM – 13 Oct 2018

At the dawn, over the low canyons and valleys of inland Morocco, the bright orange hits the bodies of two beasts that surprisingly meet face to face. A young Chenanisaurus and a Phosphatodraco live a meeting in search of food @GreyGriffon #TheSummonEngh2018

Ooh, Lordy, do I love pterosaurs!

The awesomeness! Paleoart Woo!

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Gabriel N. U. @SerpenIllus

Really happy for, and also jealous of, all the people that experienced the “Picturing The Past” paleoart exhibit at the @NMMNHS_Paleo yesterday. If you got to see any of the 3 art pieces by me in display there, or took selfies with them, let me know! #paleoart #2018SVP

Oh God these are lovely! Just fabulous!

I love this stuff…

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Joschua Knüppe @JoschuaKnuppe 9:35 PM – 13 Oct 2018

Results from the #paleostream! Giant stork from Flores, Wiehenvenator, Proterogyrinus and baby diplo. #paleoart #palaeoart #dinosaurus

Note the hunter lower left!

That is one massive boid. Maaadonne!

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Gabriel N. U. @SerpenIllus 10:03 AM, 12 Oct, 2018

For this #FossilFriday I bring you the archosauromorph Garjainia, who is judgmentally looking down on all of you #paleoart

Another one! Whee!

I think Gabriel has this guy pegged… I mean, just look at that look in his eye. Definite ‘tude, there, eh?

Hehehe

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Gabriel N. U. @SerpenIllus 2:57 PM, 12 Oct, 2018

Day 12 of #inktober2018 continuing with my theme of Permian Tetrapods, here is the giant parareptile Pareisaur Scutosaurus. A really armored herbivorous reptile.

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Parareptiles are where it’s at, man… I have never heard of a parareptile before, but I love the sound of it and I love this fabulous fellow. Kinda wish he wasn’t a herbivore, but hey, I love my broccoli rabe and spinach with corn, eh.

Ha!

PentaProps™ to the artist, too! Woo mad skillz!

God dayum I wish I’d kept my drawing up … cuz … I coulda done that easy. But then, I should have done so many things. Ok, imma cry now.

You’ll be seeing more stuff like this.

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Carinodens ‬fraasi‭, ‬C.‭ ‬belgicus,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬minalmamar

Art by: Wouter Verhesen, oceansofkansas.com

NameCarinodens ‬fraasi‭, ‬C.‭ ‬belgicus,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬minalmamar

Name Meaning: ‬‭Keel teeth

First Described: 1969

Described By: J.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Thurmond

Classification: Chordata, Tetrapoda, Reptilia, ‭Squamata,‭ ‬Mosasauridae,‭ ‬Mosasaurinae,‭ ‬Globidensini

Carinodens existed during the Late Cretaceous and was discovered in the Netherlands, Belgium,‭ ‬Morocco, ‬Russia, and‭ ‬Ukraine.Carinodens at first was named Compressidens, but that name was very short lived because a species of mollusk already claimed that name, so the genus Carinodens was born! Carinodens is closely related to Globidens, and they are a sister taxon to each other. Both Carinodens and Globidens (globe teeth) had round shaped teeth for crushing molluscs, ammonites, and other hard shelled invertebrate prey. This style of teeth, represents teeth from the crush guild, which are teeth that are specialized in particularly eating hard shelled prey.

Sources:

www.prehistoric-wildlife.com/species/c/carinodens.html

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carinodens

What a nice fellow.

Bet he tastes yummy. Might make a good pet.

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Life on Mars, Curiosity Rover

Martian Archaeology
Published on Sep 11, 2018

NASA has found life on Mars they just won’t confirm it until they can return a sample to Earth. pds-imaging.jpl.nasa.gov/data… mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-ima…

This is actually a pretty nice video. Only real anomalies, nicely presented with no sensationalist fanfare.

Just as it should be.

I do feel — strongly — that many of the things we have seen up there are indeed fossils.

I have no truck with NASA, though, unlike many. Science  requires them to be sure, they cannot “youtube” us, for that would ruin everything. That said I have been rather upset with them in the past, when they had some sort of agenda, probably forced upon them by libular slimeworms.

They’ve been doing great since that all ended.

Exciting times lie ahead!

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A rough painting of the Triassic theropod Tawa in the afternoon light.

by Ashley Patch Sketches

Nice! Ashley rocks!

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Rocky Mountain dinosaurs of the Jurassic period. Merveilles de la nature. 1878.

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And not a single diner sore amongst them.

Another fine, ancient illustration.

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Thrinaxodon, a burrowing cynodont. Triassic. South Africa. These two young Thrinaxodon probably died when the burrow in which they lived collapsed. Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Burrowing cynodonts are where it’s at, man.

Tough living in a hole, though.

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Corvus corax.

A highly evolved dinosaur.

via cloudair-paleontology’s reblogging of cloudair’s post.

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As a child addicted to sci fi movies (along with the unexplained) I always wondered if critters and other things really could come back from being in a deep freeze or other seemingly impossible situations.

Well, we saw a while back that success was enjoyed in unfreezing some plants, flowers,  I think, but I’m not sure of the specifics. Sigh.

And of course there are the perfectly preserved remains of everything, everywhere in the permafrost, even to the undigested stomach contents. Ooh God, I wish my memory didn’t have such trouble… I heard recently that the inventor of our frozen food process , the head of Birdseye, had calculated some fantastically short time for mammoth freezing of hours so you know something absolutely unimaginable happened…

But getting back on track, now we have this! Scientists from several Russian schools and our own Princeton University have warmed and woken nematode worms from back in the days of the mammoths. Don’t worry, nematodes are super tiny and are still around today.

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Worms frozen in permafrost for up to 42,000 years come back to life

Nematodes moving and eating again for the first time since the Pleistocene age in major scientific breakthrough, say experts.
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Worms frozen in permafrost for up to 42,000 years come back to life
By The Siberian Times reporter
26 July 2018

Nematodes moving and eating again for the first time since the Pleistocene age in major scientific breakthrough, say experts.
Awake after 42,000 years… Picture: The Siberian Times
The roundworms from two areas of Siberia came back to life in Petri dishes, says a new scientific study.
‘We have obtained the first data demonstrating the capability of multicellular organisms for longterm cryobiosis in permafrost deposits of the Arctic,’ states a report from Russian…

The actual nematodes:
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Some corroboration…

Fox News website

The research was conducted by teams from multiple Russian institutions as well as Princeton University in New Jersey.

Interesting discussion over here, as well.

We live in such fascinating times…

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Man finds evidence of super massive tree w/leaves longer than the Empire State Building

MrMBB333
Published on Jun 15, 2018

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I am not sure what to make of this. My eyes aren’t helping.

Location of what looks like a 8 mile wide “ancient tree stump” – super massive

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Published on Jun 16, 2018

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Still not sure but grateful for the location.

This is too strange.

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