Portraying hadrosaurs running away from predators is inaccurate and you should stop doing it

They would always stand up to predators just like modern day bison always stand up to wolves and never run from them

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >They would always stand up to predators just like modern day bison always stand up to wolves and never run from them
    I don't know if poor bait or just moronic

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bison have horns and a massive skull to support ramming.
    Hadrosaurs were basically unarmored.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hadrosaurs were like horses. Not particularly adapted for any specific form of combat, and in horses that means they're mean as all hell, so my guess is Hadrosaurs may have been shitheads. Reptiles could work differently though. They DID however have massive tails. And those could almost certainly cripple unlucky Tyrannosaurs.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Horses are fast.
        Hadrosaurs don't appear to be any faster than contemporaneous theropods.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    For all the people in this thread arguing about hadrosaurs and theropods, yes the larger ones like edmontosaurus could pretty handily fight off t-rex as adults.

    But predators don't go after the big adult bulls in nature, they go after the sick, young, and elderly. For instance, tigers are modern solitary hunters which take on gaur which are the largest and most muscular cows on the planet, and they usually go for the weaker ones, although successful predation on adults has happened but is far more rare.

    In the end, edmontosaurus could probably kick a rexes ass, but the rex could also probably kill an edmontosaurus if it plays its cards right due to predators knowing how to go for vitals and fight for a living whereas herbivores kinda just try wildly clobbering things into submission.

    It should also be noted that hadrosaurs were quickly becoming the dominant herbivores on the planet by a wide margin near the end of the cenozoic and were incredibly successful animals.

    https://phys.org/news/2014-11-duck-billed-dinosaurs-ducks.html

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Wrong article, I meant to post this one.

      https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-23754-0

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        well delete your old post in a few minutes, or let it stay up and make a fool out of yourself

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I already know that I'm a fool you fool

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            you still have 8 minutes to delete your other post

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Okay, it's been 8 minutes.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Exactly, just the same way bison always fight off wolves and never run away from them

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I remember reading somewhere that they very rarely reached 40+ feet, the average Edmontosaurus specimen is around 30

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >these animals that all died 100 billion years ago behaved like THIS!
    >because… because they just did, ok?!

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thread Hidden: No (You)s for (You) Edition

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    fun fact bison run from predators all the time and that's with the big horns and weapons, that hadrosaurs didnt have

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Please stop pushing the stereotype that prey animals are helpess, they are most of the time most larger than their predators

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >they are most of the time most larger than their predators
        and yet they still scatter like rats when hunting dogs 1/10th of their body weight chase them. that just makes them even bigger pussies iyam

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Exactly, just the same way bison always fight off wolves and never run away from them

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        thats not a bison, thats a water buffalo

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Hadrosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Igaunodon, etc.
          Some run, some fight back. When cornered, they fight for their survival. Simple as.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Igaunodon
            I don't care about moronic papers or anything of the sort, i refuse to believe the animal that had a stabbing implement on it's hands did not use them to stab things

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              It may have been for bark stripping, like Townsends uses a greenwood spud in this video at about 12:45 in this video

              Obviously an iguanadon isn't making canoes, so they don't need to get great sheets of bark off in one clear bit, but if you live where there's woody decidous plants, the best food in the "off season" is cambium and it'd probably be better to have something other than your teeth to try and get into the bark to get to the cambium.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Okay yes sure, but an anteaters claws are also mostly used to dig into termit mounds, that doesn't mean that they can't skin a jaguar with them as well, animals use whatever they have and can use to protect themselves.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Reminds me of when morons tried to argue Triceratops horns were only for display

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous
        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I WARNED YOU ABOUT BUFFALO BRO

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        This is why you don't frick with Cape Buffalo.

        >they used to be BIGGER

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          What happened? Did humans stab them all to death?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            went after the ones with the biggest horns, so kinda, yeah

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Wasn't just their horns that were bigger. THEY were bigger generally.

              (I apologize for the hideous thirdie)

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yup. Same thing that happened with the Ancient Bison. Humans stabbed them so much they shrank into the virgin American Bison.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Climate change

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/LJclh1c.jpg

          Wasn't just their horns that were bigger. THEY were bigger generally.

          (I apologize for the hideous thirdie)

          The real question is was every ancient cape buffalo each provisioned with an egret?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            That's actually a growth on the horn, it works as a decoy to attract actual egrets which eat parasites and keep the buffalo clean. It may have been used for sexual display as well

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              >egrets which eat parasites and keep the buffalo clean
              Lol. Cattle egrets eat some flies, but not bovine parasites. They follow bovines around because the bovine hooves expose invertebrates in the soil, which is what they really eat.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              >egrets which eat parasites and keep the buffalo clean
              Lol. Cattle egrets eat some flies, but not bovine parasites. They follow bovines around because the bovine hooves expose invertebrates in the soil, which is what they really eat.

              It should also be noted they aren’t purely interested in parasites. They have a tendency to pick at open wounds on them if there are any, which obviously isn’t very helpful

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Got to love it when literal fantasy art is orders of magnitude more accurate than "scientific" depictions

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      But it isn't, those hadrosaurs are larger than the theropod, they would stomp it to death instead of running away

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      That piece isn't accurate in the slightest

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >nondescript generic theropod with crocodile osteoderms and fricked arms

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        That piece isn't accurate in the slightest

        Evolutionist scum

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          evolution is fake, but it did happen

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Paleonationalism NOW

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Haha, the autism has been doubled!

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/gKe8l9d.jpg

      Remember what they took from you…

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I do. That's why I'm working on getting it back.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          he makes a good point, however, pterosaurs aren't dinosaurs.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            He's not talking about himself.

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