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(Phys Org2)   Evidence shows that dinosaurs survived the Triassic-Jurassic extinction because they were adapted to cold. This is probably why the Silurians infiltrated the government: To prevent action on climate change. Reptilian bastards   (phys.org) divider line
    More: Interesting, Dinosaur, new study, Triassic-Jurassic Extinction, first physical evidence, much sunlight, study's authors, Triassic Period, high latitudes  
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2022-07-01 9:15:09 PM  
That would certainly explain why feathers are a basal feature of dinosaurs, and probably also why at least some of them were warm blooded.
 
2022-07-01 9:15:20 PM  
Abort. Abort. The plan is compromised. The humans are aware.
 
2022-07-01 9:17:00 PM  

adamatari: That would certainly explain why feathers are a basal feature of dinosaurs, and probably also why at least some of them were warm blooded.


I have this sneaking suspicion one day they're going to say, "They were all probably warm blooded, the previous categories were the ones we were surprised to find were warm blooded, and the ones where we were still holding on to the old 'reptilian' theory".
 
2022-07-01 9:24:42 PM  
in 65 million years, pretty sure some of the survivors could hid, and developed intelligence
 
2022-07-01 9:35:32 PM  

some_beer_drinker: in 65 million years, pretty sure some of the survivors could hid, and developed intelligence


they're called "crows"
 
2022-07-02 12:02:04 AM  

New Farkin User Name: some_beer_drinker: in 65 million years, pretty sure some of the survivors could hid, and developed intelligence

they're called "crows"


i had some crow friends before. they followed me around the neighbor hood, protecting me. i fed them nuts. very loyal.
 
2022-07-02 12:34:12 AM  
> Deep-sea camera captures giant 'yokozuna iwashi' in Pacific

The Japanese are not that creative  in inventing common names for animals.
'Yokozuna iwashi' basically means "jumbo sardine", but the word used for "jumbo" is the same as the top sumo title.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumo#Professional_sumo
Above the maegashira are the three champion or titleholder ranks, called the san'yaku, which are not numbered. These are, in ascending order, komusubi (小結), sekiwake (関脇), and ōzeki (大関). At the pinnacle of the ranking system is the rank of yokozuna (横綱).[23]

Fish in the genera Alepocephalidae are commonly called "slickheads" because they have no scales on their heads (but in Japan)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alepocephalidae
In Japanese they are known as Sekitori Iwashi (関取鰯, "Massive Sardine").[3]

That word doesn't simply mean "massive"
A sekitori (関取) is a rikishi (力士, sumo wrestler) who is ranked in one of the top two professional divisions: makuuchi and jūryō.[1]

There are probably enough sumo terms that they can invent names for lots of related fish.
 
2022-07-02 12:43:53 AM  
and the yokozuna slickhead (as some Japanese want it to be called in English) is scientifically Narcetes shonanmaruae
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcetes_shonanmaruae

If an even bigger slickhead species is found what will it be called?
Godzilla sardine?
 
2022-07-02 3:58:54 AM  

HairBolus: and the yokozuna slickhead (as some Japanese want it to be called in English) is scientifically Narcetes shonanmaruae
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcetes_shonanmaruae

If an even bigger slickhead species is found what will it be called?
Godzilla sardine?


Very Large Sardine
 
2022-07-02 4:18:58 AM  
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2022-07-02 5:24:10 AM  
What killed the dinosaurs was too many sequels. They finally got overtaken by grasshoppers.
 
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