So, how does it feel to the touch?

Was it completely covered with rattail-like scales, which are found on the impressions of its abdomen and tail?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Would Ophiacodon's favorite song be "Orinoco Flow"?

  2. 1 month ago
    Irish :(

    >cool and interesting thread about the skin of fully terrestrial animals that came before both reptiles and mammals, and were some of the first megafauna on land
    >immediately derailed by low effort bait and retarded fishmen

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >which are found on the impressions of its abdomen and tail
    The fuck are you talking about? We don't have any skin impressions from Dimetrodon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He's just got it confused with one of the other synapsids it's skin is based off

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's what I figured. Sounds like Archaeothyris.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >that seething geriatric trying to make "Paleontology Fans" into a thing
    We've talked about this already. You're not funny, and that's the real travesty of your posts. Smarmy autist humor just doesn't work.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      We haven't talked about anything. How's your deviantart account coming along? Got many followers for your headcanons?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >You're not funny
      we're laughing at you, you fucking idiot.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You shouldn't. Me? I'd rather laugh at an old man who posts selfies in a paleo thread like a teenage girl.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          There are no selfies itt mate. I think you're the dementia patient here.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I didn't say in THIS thread now though did I?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >has no defends
              >starts bringing in shit from OTHER threads in a flailing attempt to deflect
              You're a pathetic Palaeontology Fan and the reason why you don't think I (and whoever else you believe I am) is funny is because you are the joke we're laughing at.
              Go back to deviantart.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's only fair you get to laugh at me sometimes

          I think you're the funniest thing I've seen on Wauf in years.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Am I now? The really funny thing here is that I'm not even the poster you think I am. I hope your powers of deduction are stronger when you're actually doing your scientific research.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >I'm not even the poster you think I am
              which poster do you think I think you are?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The one you call "paleo-schizo" even though he's RIGHT about 90% of the things he posts.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                well protip for you then

                the old paleontologist is not the anon trying to make "Palaeontology Fan" a thing.

                I use American English, we spell things differently here.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                In the nearby thread, we unraveled his secret:

                [...]

                Most likely you're talking with a toddler who has a lot of free time because of the summer holidays.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like the depictions of it looking more mammalian, with the whiskers and things. I also like the deep seething those depictions give Palaeontology Fans.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      And that's the whole nature of glowies. Subvert a random thing for no reason or basis, just to "brake the old patriarchal foundations." Miserable sick creatures who hate literally everything, themselves included.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They're not glowmorons. They're just spoiled brats that need to be punched in the face.

        So I'm confused now. When did science stop being about discovering the truth and start being about making people mad?

        The 1990s. And this is unironically how a lot of college educated millennial and zoomer retards act. Now you know why shit so fucked up.

        Based on the "logic" used for restoring feathered dinosaurs, it should be safely assumed to have a full coat of shaggy fur until proven otherwise. And even when proven otherwise, just ignored.

        >And even when proven otherwise, just ignored.
        Lol Now you're thinking like a feathergay!

        https://i.imgur.com/D9gNxlv.jpg

        Was Dimetrodon more primitive than modern crocodilians?

        It's a lot earlier, but it's a different line of animals.

        Palaeontology Fans get mad when the truth is/may be something they disagree with. No one can stop them from getting mad, so one might as well enjoy the show.

        You're such a retarded bitch. Your mother must be deeply ashamed.

        The one you call "paleo-schizo" even though he's RIGHT about 90% of the things he posts.

        I am "paleoschizo". And I gladly wear the title. Being called a schizo is the ultimate badge of honor in this age of universal lies.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      So I'm confused now. When did science stop being about discovering the truth and start being about making people mad?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I love how you go from
        >this makes me mad
        >people laugh at me when I'm mad
        to
        >those people are scientists
        >they're trying to make me mad

        you're legit retarded. An absolute imbecile.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Palaeontology Fans get mad when the truth is/may be something they disagree with. No one can stop them from getting mad, so one might as well enjoy the show.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Was Dimetrodon more primitive than modern crocodilians?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      - Dimetrodon was cold-blooded (crocodile is secondarily cold-blooded).
      - Crocodile is capable of a full sagittal gait - Dimetrodon is not.
      - Crocodile's shoulder girdle is more developed and more flexible.
      - Dimetrodon and crocodile brains have roughly the same structure.
      - Dimetrodon has the rudiments of mammalian tooth differentiation (only rudiments), while the crocodile has a fully developed archosaurian dentition.

      By all indications, the crocodile is a more progressive animal in comparison with Dimetrodon, despite its conservatism.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >(crocodile is secondarily cold-blooded)
        My favorite part of modern paleosoience is literally just making shit up and confidently stating it as fact.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      - Dimetrodon was cold-blooded (crocodile is secondarily cold-blooded).
      - Crocodile is capable of a full sagittal gait - Dimetrodon is not.
      - Crocodile's shoulder girdle is more developed and more flexible.
      - Dimetrodon and crocodile brains have roughly the same structure.
      - Dimetrodon has the rudiments of mammalian tooth differentiation (only rudiments), while the crocodile has a fully developed archosaurian dentition.

      By all indications, the crocodile is a more progressive animal in comparison with Dimetrodon, despite its conservatism.

      dimetrodons became us.
      crocodiles are still crocodiles.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Based on the "logic" used for restoring feathered dinosaurs, it should be safely assumed to have a full coat of shaggy fur until proven otherwise. And even when proven otherwise, just ignored.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Forgot the pic.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I wonder what you imagine you "caught".

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >another dumb AWESOMESAUR lacking feathers
    le sigh
    I wish people would get with the times.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >synipsida
      >feathers(!)
      >dinosaurus(!!)
      >...
      I thought that reddit glowies couldn't embarrass themselves even more on this board. But they are always ready to "surprise" you. Yeah...
      Please, go back to

      [...]

      and never come back again. You don't belong here. You can create dozens of useless dogthreads in your gay-board. Leave the Wauf alone, already.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        how did that bait work

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Some people on this board are too retarded or self-centered to understand what's humor and what isn't, though anon's bait was extremely and voluntarily obvious, someone genuinely bit

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            bots can't detect even obvious sarcasm

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Some people on this board are too retarded or self-centered to understand what's humor and what isn't, though anon's bait was extremely and voluntarily obvious, someone genuinely bit

          bots can't detect even obvious sarcasm

          >hey, look, I'm a retard!
          >dude, you're a retard
          >actually, I was baiting!!! now I as always gonna samefagging to prove it to you!!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            your english degrades as the night progresses.
            right now you're barely speaking.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If you genuinely can't see how the dude was baiting then you're genuinely retarded, I'm afraid

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think I remember it being said that it was thought that they had oily secretions from their skin, so their skin might not have been so dry but kind of comparable to ours.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The presence of scales on the belly and tail makes sense, since sphenacodonts did not yet have a normal sagittal gait and often had to drag their belly right along the ground. The rest of the skin really was most likely naked and glandular.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think they’ve changed it a bit. I remember it looking different. Slightly less ferocious

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >rattail-like scales
    That how I've imagined it. no hair though. some people like to think they have it, but I don't think they do.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      When it lived is too early for fur. There’s no evidence for fur until coprolites from the later parts of the Permian with therapsids, at the very bare minimum.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I have not heard this. Do we even know what animal was eaten to give us that?

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