Well, since dragons are clear archosaurs

Were they feathered, like dinosaurs?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    moron

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The first dragons like Yi qi were obviously feathered as were all other known Scansoriopterygids. After they survived the K-Pg extinction, they grew in size and diversified during the Paleocene and Eocene to fill in the niches that the larger theropods once filled. Many of these Eocene Dragons would have lost most of their feathers because of the climate during the PETM and the Eocene Thermal Optimum. The largest of the Oligocene Draconomorphs was about the size of Yutyrannus which was feathered, but unlike Yutyrannus, it lived in the arid scrub forests of Central Asia, hunting entelodonts, Chalicotheres, and Paraceratherium. It likely had some downy filaments to keep it warm while flying, but its large size and warmer environment would have meant it wouldn't need to have as dense a feathery coat as Yutyrannus or small Draconomorphs.
    The giant Pleistocene Eurasian Steppe Dragons were obviously covered in dense feathers since they lived in northern latitudes and hunted on the Mammoth steppe.

    So most dragons were feathered, but the amount of feathers really depended on what climate they lived in and how big they were.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically the bible seems to imply that they were

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah? Where?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Look up what seraphim translates to (please note: this is schizocore)

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I apologize if I'm getting this wrong but I'm getting "burning" and "serpent". It's easy to connect the dots from there but this would imply the dragons in question "exist" not as part of any earthly ecosystem, but as creatures of pure spiritual substance, no?

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All the people itt forgetting that historically dragons were everything from dogs with 6 legs and a bunch of eyes, to a turtle with a lion's face, a multi-headed snake, to a giant catfish. The modern interpretation of dragons is just that.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nikkasaurus

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some were. Some weren't. Just like with dinosaurs.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dragons are simply primitive interpretations of dinosaur bones.
    They vary from culture to culture based on what dinos were found.
    So in Europe something like a t-rex skull, ribs and rear leg bones were found, perhaps the rib bones were fanned out like wings- thus the European dragon type.
    Meanwhile in China some farmer found a brontosaurus skull and 50 feet of neck vertebrae but nothing else, so the Chinese snake-like dragon was born.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >trex
      >europe

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >something like a t-rex
        Your reading comprehension is ESL level

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is the worst of all the popular explanations. Why would disparate peoples come to the same conclusions of the behaviors and external appearance of a legendary animal based on some large bones? Namely:
      >Guarding treasure
      >Association with primordial chaotic forces; i.e. fire, lightning, earthquakes, floods
      >Magical gemstone inside the animal, usually the head
      >Noxious body fluids that can kill at a touch
      >They must have all guessed this separately from some random bones in the ground

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Same conclusion of behaviors?
        Western dragons are mostly evil and eastern dragons are either neutral or symbols of good luck and prosperity. They could not be any more different

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This.
          That other douche doesn't understand what he's talking about.
          >European dragons are evil and protect some ancient treasure. Some brave knight will slay it for the good fortune of the kingdom.
          Meanwhile.....
          >Asian dragon protects the community and brings good luck on sighting, a child born in its significant especially valuable.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Fucking auto correct.
            >a child born in its sign is especially valuable

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >They must have all guessed this separately from some random bones in the ground
        yes, like how the cyclops was an elephant skull, people were trying to figure what something was based on what they knew, thats why eastern dragons are snakes with legs, because they found a skeleton that looks like a snake that had legs; or how the questing beast is a fucking mess when its just a giraffe, or how qilin is also a giraffe

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Chinese dragons have none of those traits

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dragons and dinos don't look the same, anon. Like - at all.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >dragons don't look like dinosaurs
        >OMFG a chicken is totally a dinosaur!!!

        Please explain how a dinosaur doesn't look like a dragon.
        Don't forget to show your work because apparently were back in gradeschool.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >dragons don't look like dinosaurs
          >OMFG a chicken is totally a dinosaur!!!
          Yes. Simple and obvious. Keep seething, illiterate sneed.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they don't look similar at all
      dragons, namely in the west, are a representation of what people feared
      before firearms, they feared poison, so dragons breathed poison, but since firearms it's been fire
      also i'm pretty eastern dragons weren't even assholes, thus the cool snake look

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bro this theory us over.
        Cyclopes are mammoths, amonites are demons and dinossaurs are dragons.
        It's easier to create a mithical lizard with the bones of a giant lizard, humans fear the dark, the feeling of dying alone in a forest, Eagles and Snakes are no danger for us since we learned how to throw rocks.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dragons are squamates (specifically snakes)
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/jfolkrese.53.1-4.67

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dragons are arthropods.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dragons never existed, but wyverns did

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sneed

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