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The T. Rex in our Back Gardens

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by LucyMatilda15, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. LucyMatilda15

    LucyMatilda15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone!

    If you're into Dinosaurs like I am, then chances are you've probably already heard this story already. A few years ago, a scientist was working on the leg bone of a 66 million year old Tyrannosaurus Rex thigh bone, when they discovered and isolated some fragments of DNA building-blocks that was still preserved deep in the fossil bone.

    They ran a DNA marker test and compared it with several living modern day animals ranging from birds to reptiles to amphibians. And the results were astounding! They not only positively identified that birds shared the closest ancestry match, but they were also able to pin-point a specific type of descendant bird-and it was the humble Chicken!

    Now how a 12 meter long by 7 meter high carnivorous Dinosaur got down to the size of the Chicken I have no idea-but it's good food for thought.

    And speaking of thoughts-feel free to share yours about this intriguing topic[​IMG]
     
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  2. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

    YAAASSSS ANOTHER DINO NERD HERE!!! I actually saw that paleontologist talk at the Burke Museum in Seattle last year, and some of her views do conflict mine.

    Also, my views are that maybe our chickens are descendants of smaller theropods, and that T. Rex was close to that animal.

    I had a chicken named T. Rex. She fell to the dawn of the mammals when she got eaten by raccoons.
     
  3. LucyMatilda15

    LucyMatilda15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh I'm sorry to hear about your loss. But yes, there is some interesting stuff going on in the Paleontology world. Now there is the biggest argument about whether or not T Rex had a downy coat of feathers, and a new view on how Spinosaurus stood/walked.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Imagine how upset they would be if they discovered they were wrong about all their major proclamations
     
  5. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

    The thing is though, I don't think they are. There are certainly views that I find to be... prehistoric in a sense, but feathery dinosaurs are absolutely a fact. I'm on the feathery side!
     
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  6. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Like how they missed the whole part where chickens are chickens and have always been chickens and are not connected to anything else...except chickens?
    Hope I read that right drumstick. I think we're both saying they're wrong [​IMG] Chickens are chickens and dinos are dinos [​IMG]
     
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  7. LucyMatilda15

    LucyMatilda15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I can just imagine a fully feathered fluffy T Rex right now...It'll be quite a sight to behold [​IMG]
     
  8. LucyMatilda15

    LucyMatilda15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, that's the Paleontology world for you. It's like one dirty great big debate; nothing can be really 'set in stone' if you know what I mean. [​IMG]
     
  9. LucyMatilda15

    LucyMatilda15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah some Paleontologists reckon that chickens descended from Dromaeosaurids (Raptors), but they've got the wrong pelvis shapes. Raptors were lizard-hipped, while chickens are bird-hipped so I don't know. Also sorry for the Paleo-jargon, I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to Dinosaurs and stuff. [​IMG]
     
  10. prostar

    prostar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well since Jurassic park is truth [​IMG] look how the raptors run vs how our chickens run.

    I think we know who try animation/animatronics people based them off of ;)

    T. rex didn't rawr. He b-kaw'd.

    ;)
     
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