Stolen dinosaur head reveals weird hy...

Stolen dinosaur head reveals weird hybrid species

There are 44 comments on the New Scientist story from May 12, 2014, titled Stolen dinosaur head reveals weird hybrid species. In it, New Scientist reports that:

Palaeontologists have recovered the stolen head and feet of one of the world's weirdest dinosaurs.

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San Francisco, CA

#41 Jun 11, 2014
Wow, they called Theropoda a "family". Poor form, although really trying to assign any sort of taxonomic rank for extinct dinosaurs is impossible if you consider either birds or modern birds to be a class. Here's an attempt:

Class Avialae
Superclass Eumaniraptora
Microphylum Paraves
Infraphylum Maniraptora
Subphylum Coelurosauria
Phylum Tetanurae
Superphylum Theropoda
Infrakingdom Saurischia
Subkingdom Dinosauria

And that's missing out on some clades that only the most anal of taxonomists would care about. This is why we use cladistics. I don't know if we even have any actual subkingdoms.

I hadn't looked at the actual article before now, surprised they're talking about the famous Deinocheirus. It still seems to be considered an ornithomimosaur, though, just a bizarre one.


#42 Jun 21, 2014
polaks must have stole the head for food
Lithuanian Nazi Lives

Bognor Regis, UK

#43 Jun 21, 2014
RZG wrote:
polaks must have stole the head for food
Ah ... so we have the return of the OCD chimp from Lithuania, RZG aka Atasas. The last time this idiot came on the Polish forum he spent exactly 24 hours posting virtually without a break. What did he achieve you may ask? Nothing except to confirm his narrow minded bigot skull is full of the Nazi propaganda instilled in him by his Nazi father and the anxieties and fear passed on by his abused mother.

Yes Lithuania was dominated by Poland, yes Lithuania was civilized by Poland, and yes the Lithuanian government are suffering from an inferiority complex.

Now listen to my advice - get over it, accept fact as fact and learn how to be human again. If you don't the pitiful worms in your skull will fester and multiply, and your end will be ugly indeed. This is your problem and will effect nobody but yourself. My conscience is clear, I've pointed out the risks the rest is up to you. The question you need now ask yourself is do I have the capacity to learn from my mistakes, from my families mistakes and correct my thinking before it is too late ...?

Toronto, Canada

#44 Jun 21, 2014
RZG wrote:
polaks must have stole the head for food
Go gnaw on petrified animal bones for lunch. See if that satisfies you.

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