The Skull of a Torosaurus, largest of any animal to walk the earth

The Skull of a Torosaurus, largest of any animal to walk the earth

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  1. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine getting bitten by one of those

  2. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    no it's not, check out the nonsense glyphs on that gas canister; "Humphries Inc"? Lol? Duplicated mirrored rescaled Libman broom; the right side of the guy's head; clearly AI generated.

  3. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's a lot of ground chicken bones.

  4. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    >t rex enters chat
    >all the prey animals develop extreme defenses, shields, bony plates, crests, horns, clubs, etc
    Rexchads are so based they make everything more metal by proximity, purely by being an omnipresent threat.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Except Edmontosaurus apparently.

      Triceratops never existed. It was just juvenile Torosaurus.

      You have it backwards.

      https://i.imgur.com/u5UPGyL.jpg

      Nick LongriCHAD already proved this wrong and paleoschizo spend months seething about him even 10 years later because it was that revolutionary to point out the obvious
      https://news.yale.edu/2012/02/29/torosaurus-not-triceratops-yale-researchers-say

      He also proved scalies wrong. Mammals took over because they were more adaptable.
      https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/517103

      Yes, moron. Flailing your limbs during a debate means you won.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        The edmontosaurus' defense was being big

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          It wasn't bigger than T. rex. But yeah probably.

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            It was big enough

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            Not on average but some got bigger than a rex

            https://i.imgur.com/ooN3Rxb.png

            It was big enough

            For the smaller ones their defense was that there were just too fricking many of them. If you hang out with 20 friends then you are less likely to be the one that gets eaten

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        >scientific proof = flailing
        Mad because you’re gay for brian engh

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          He didn't introduce scientific proof. He flailed like a used car salesman, actively DISMISSED scientific proof, and endangered a priceless fossil. Then everyone claimed he "won". Nick Longrich is why democracy must never be allowed. He did more of a song and dance, so he was perceived to be correct. His arguments were both ass and already disproved before he got up there. He unironically thinks one of the largest skulls of any animal ever found was "a juvenile" and that Nedoceratops just happens to have fenestrae exactly where a Torosaurus would due to pathology. Somehow. He is and has always been an idiot. That's why whenever he names a new species the entire paleontological community just ignores him and says "that's nice, sweaty", like he's a kid trying to explain how cars work to an adult.

  5. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't ever reply to me again homosexual.

  6. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why the two holes? It's supposed to be a defensive head shield it doesn't make sense.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Why the two holes?
      Maybe just weight reduction.
      Besides didn't the consensus shift back in the early 90's that the fringe on ceratopsid were probably more ornamental than defensive since they're too thin to really be good armor.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        that's silly. They're completely awful if a t. rex bites it from the side, at an awkward angle, disregarding the brow and nose horns being flailed at an attacker, and ignoring that from the front it would be quite difficult for the rex to approach, which is its purpose. Yeah, if you flip a shield on its side and stab the guy it makes for worthless armor. These must have been decorative too.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          Brother, there are fossil triceratops skulls with bites taken out of the shield. The shield protects from a tyrannosaur the same way that the crispy breading protects a hot pocket from a janny.

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            There also Triceratops with bites to the frill that survived.

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            so you mean the t-rex bit off a piece of shield instead of biting the neck? And the tricy then had the chance to either escape or turn back and nose stab the t-ranny?

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Didn't you see that there were t. rex bites taken out of the shield?
            >This clearly means the trike never used the shield as a defense.

            • 12 months ago
              Anonymous

              That’s what that means. Careful you don’t end up in your own jar.

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                anon if you use something as a defense is it going to be damaged? Refer to

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

                There also Triceratops with bites to the frill that survived.

                if you need help.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Almost certainly for weight reduction. We also don't exactly know what was covering those fenestrae. But a full grown Torosaur is going to have few threats other than a very desperate Tyrannosaur.

      >Why the two holes?
      Maybe just weight reduction.
      Besides didn't the consensus shift back in the early 90's that the fringe on ceratopsid were probably more ornamental than defensive since they're too thin to really be good armor.

      That's utter fricking nonsense and comes from simpbrains not being able to comprehend that an organ can serve more than one function. Antlers in male deer are TOTALLY a sexual display, but if you think they don't use them defensively against predators you're a fricking moron.

      Btw, Nicole (a Torosaur) was bit on the frill by a T. rex and survived because the wound got infected. Now imagine if there had been no frill. The rex could've just bit right through the neck instead and would have had no reason not to.

  7. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    That guy is a big gay.

  8. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Makes me wonder how big humans could get

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unless we reject our bipedalism we'd probably end up developing tiny sauropod heads

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      We are among the largest animals on Earth.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      You will see when you go to America

  9. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Trikebros we're getting mogged

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      By your uncle? Torosaurus are just maxed out Triceratops - possibly only the males. The only reason this hasn't been accepted is because of splitter contrarianism. The Torosaurus fossils literally don't even make sense in the context of being their own species.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        What is with the recent phenomenon of basedentists splitting every dinosaur into multiple species anyway? There's no reason for us to observe them beyond genus-level realistically.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          You get to publish A LOT more papers splitting than lumping. Also, it gives you the chance to name new fabricated species after all your buddies! ICZN needed to rule against naming species after people DECADES ago, but they likely never will because it's deeply entrenched tradition.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Triceratops never existed. It was just juvenile Torosaurus.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nick LongriCHAD already proved this wrong and paleoschizo spend months seething about him even 10 years later because it was that revolutionary to point out the obvious
        https://news.yale.edu/2012/02/29/torosaurus-not-triceratops-yale-researchers-say

        He also proved scalies wrong. Mammals took over because they were more adaptable.
        https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/517103

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          Is this "paleoschizo" in the room with us right now, anon? You're saying he was here 10 years ago? Was he always here?

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            Let us know when you see your failure at understanding english, schizo

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          >He also proved scalies wrong. Mammals took over because they were more adaptable.
          A stunning hot take from the 19th century.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          Pretty sure this thread only exists because paleoschizo is still seething after finding out longrichad proved him wrong 10 years before he was wrong

          Imagine being that wrong

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            If he's so right, why does no paleontologist take him seriously? We're talking modern paleontologists here. And even THEY don't take longrich seriously.

            • 12 months ago
              Anonymous

              fake news

              t. paleontologist

              • 12 months ago
                Anonymous

                What percentage of his named "species" HAVEN'T just been synonymized with existing species? He likes to make shit up. Probably why he's so popular with americans.

                I mean he tried to reconstruct mosasaurs with whale like proportions, so it’s not hard to see why

                Yeah, talent is no measure of popularity or perception of correctness in america.

            • 12 months ago
              Anonymous

              I mean he tried to reconstruct mosasaurs with whale like proportions, so it’s not hard to see why

  10. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    something something your mom

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