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(CNN)   A backhoe operator digs some dinosaur tail. Sexy   (cnn.com) divider line 18
    More: Interesting, dinosaurs, fossils, sandstone, Flintstones, paleontology  
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2013-10-03 01:35:53 PM
He was making way for an oil pipeline.

Heh

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2013-10-03 02:43:36 PM
Satan put it there to test us?
 
2013-10-03 02:51:45 PM
Lord Farkwad


Satan put it there to test us?
derpa derpa derp.
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2013-10-03 02:51:52 PM
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2013-10-03 03:52:08 PM
Once you go scaly, you'll come back daily...

http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0676.html
 
2013-10-03 03:56:17 PM

albuquerquehalsey: [img.fark.net image 850x1065]


That is hot in a Cadillacs and Dinosaurs kind of way.
 
2013-10-03 04:21:43 PM
Strange... What was a fiberoptic cable doing wrapped around a fossilized dinosaur tail?
 
2013-10-03 04:27:21 PM
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Branch primate is watching you masturbate, can fap to this.
 
2013-10-03 04:30:40 PM

OnlyM3: Lord Farkwad


Satan put it there to test us?derpa derpa derp.


Yeah he made that up all on his own because he hates religion. Obviously.
 
2013-10-03 05:07:38 PM
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2013-10-03 06:38:08 PM
That's just pushing the helen thomas meme too far..
 
2013-10-03 07:39:11 PM

albuquerquehalsey: [img.fark.net image 850x1065]


sort-of-want... but the one on the left is giving off a serious tranny vibe...
 
2013-10-03 07:49:20 PM

HighZoolander: sort-of-want... but the one on the left is giving off a serious tranny vibe...


They're reptiles with mammaries...they're all transanamailan.
 
2013-10-03 08:18:39 PM

Rockbender: Once you go scaly, you'll come back daily...

http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0676.html


And no commentary on the non-scaly, fuzzy ones? :D

(In all seriousness, we're learning that a substantial number of dinosaurs were not scalybutts but more featherybutts or fuzzybutts or even spikybutts (a rather surprising number of small ornithiscians seem to have had dino-QUILLS--which is amusing to me as they DID pretty much tend to live as dinosaurian porcupine or hedgehog-analogues :D).

And in getting back to the article, here's hoping they find the rest of the dead not-lizard :D  (Even without feathers preserved, we can learn a lot from dead critters.)
 
2013-10-03 08:33:53 PM

Precision Boobery: HighZoolander: sort-of-want... but the one on the left is giving off a serious tranny vibe...

They're reptiles with mammaries...they're all transanamailan.


Technically we're reptiles with mammaries :D  (Now, if you'd said "archosaurs with mammaries", I could agree--though the concept of "scaly" furries with bewbs does bother me on a biological basis. :D)

And no, not really all that kidding on that, either--"Reptilia" as a clade is increasingly recognised as either equivalent to Amniota (the clade that includes archosaurs, most "scalies" aka lepidiosaurs--your actual lizards and snakes--and squamates like us and kangaroos and gorgonopsids and Dimetrodon) or equivalent to Sauropsidia (the clade that includes archosaurs and lepidiosaurs but does NOT include squamates like us and kangaroos and gorgonopsids and Dimetrodon).  Recent discoveries + cladistics have pretty much not only sunk birds into a clade of therpodian bat-analogues, but have tended to muddle even how mammals end up getting classified...we're realising that the old sense of "Reptilia = scaly critters" is not exactly accurate.

Technically, "Reptilia" in the sense people think of it is paraphyletic--people have traditionally thought of it as "scaly critters including the lepidiosaurs and archosaurs and testudines but NOT birds".  The discoveries that birds ARE dinosaurs (specifically a clade of theropodian bat-analogues--yes, as the XKCD strip notes, dinosaurs still exist, and the fastest dinosaur that lives is a predatory dinosaur that feeds on other dinosaurs by divebombing them at 200mph) has, well, muddied this up a bit :D

(I haven't even gotten onto the matter of how turtles get classified.  There is actually a bit of a debate on whether turtles should be technically classified as reptiles (sensu 'the clade with diapsid critters like lepidiosaurs and archosaurs"--the evidence DOES tend to lend lately towards "yes, they do belong with the archosaurs and lepidiosaurs in a clade", but there has been some discussion on the possibility of turtles being essentially a third amniote clade.  We do know that they probably forked pretty damn early if they are "reptiles" in the sense of "non-squamate diapsids", but it'd be helpful to find more dead proto-turtles to sort out where turtles actually fit in the evolutionary family tree.)
 
2013-10-03 09:31:17 PM
Hey that is cool
 
2013-10-03 09:41:20 PM
Don't think someone hasn't thought of it:

 www.eonline.com
 
2013-10-03 10:29:15 PM
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That's a very high-quality find right there.

Wowza.

You might want to guard that site.
 
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