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Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus, the first known fluffy ornithischian dinosaur. Only officially announced last week, this little 1.5m long (~5ft) Jurassic critter is an incredibly significant find. Until now all known examples of feathered dinosaurs have been members of the theropod branch, but Kulindadromeus is a basal neornithischian, much more closely related to hadrosaurs, ceratopsians and pachycephalosaurs.
Two other ornithischians, Tianyulong and Psittacosaurus, were previously known to have sported quill-like bristles, but this new find is the first example of actual filamentous “dinofuzz” in the group. The fossils of Kulindadromeus preserve three different types of feathery integument — hair-like filaments on the body, downy tufts on the upper limbs, and strange “ribbon-like” feathers on its shins — as well as scaly skin on the tail and lower limbs.
The idea that fuzzy ‘protofeather’-like structures might be ancestral to all dinosaurs (or maybe even deeper in the archosauria) is starting to look increasingly likely…
Crow: CROW YES!
It’s actually impossible to measure how many fucks a corvid give because there is no device sensitive enough to register such a tiny amount.
science/animal side of tumblr… explain to me the birb thing
Tail Pulling is a behavior noted in many corvids. The practical application is to create a distraction that will allow the birb to make off with the target’s food. Imagine being in the lunch room and a large fellow has a Twinkie you covet. You can’t just take it from him because he’ll defend his Twinkie. But if you thwap him on the back of his neck and then dash around to snag the Twinkie while he investigates, you stand a decent chance of enjoying spongey goodness. This is basically that in birb form.
Except corvids don’t only do this as a distraction. Sometimes they seem to just being doing it to mess with other animals/birbs. But to use my lunch room analogy, there are times you might thwap someone sneakily on the back of the neck just for amusement. Primates exhibit behavior that appears to be just be annoying other animals for amusement. Given how intelligent crows are, its not unlikely that this is a manifestation of an innate desire to just fuck with someone else for the fun of it. Such as this from the link above:
THANK YOU FOR THE BIRB KNOWLEDGE
I know a bird monster from one of my story projects who would totally do something like in that last GIF.
Though he’s not exactly a crow, but rather a giant mutant chicken, who likes to annoy the heck out of other giant monsters for lulz and great justice.
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THE FIRST ONE OMG. SO. EFFING. TRUE.
ComicCon: No Jurassic World footage shown; King Kong and Godzilla to return
Legendary Entertainment finished their panel at San Diego Comic Con this afternoon without a teaser, footage, or mention of Jurassic World.
Dinosaur/monster movie fans were given a taste of other future productions though. Skull Island, based on the world and prehistoric island home of King Kong, was announced and is scheduled for release in November 2016.
Additionally it was announced that not only will Gareth Edwards return to direct Godzilla 2, but classic Toho monsters Rodan, Mothra, and Ghidorah will also feature in the movie, due in theaters in December 2016.
- Does not evolve
- Furnace Pokémon
- 8’/350 lbs
- Ability: Solid Rock/White Smoke (Flash Fire)
DAY: These Pokémon were once employed in households for heating and cooking. They consume fuel in the form of wood and coal to produce their internal fire.
NIGHT: Their fire is hot enough to melt metal into slag. If threatened, they blow steam from their chimneys that can suffocate enclosed spaces within seconds.
Notable HM/TM: [TBA]
*Evaporate (Fire, Special, 20 PP, 70 Power, 100% Accuracy) - The user creates enough heat to bring its surroundings to a boil. This attack is super-effective against Water-types.
I actually got the idea for this guy while heating up cup noodles in the microwave yesterday. Some random fit of inspiration led me to think about an oven Pokémon and then I remembered that Rotom already has a modern oven covered. Then I thought about old furnaces and how their openings look like the mouth of the “D:” emoticon and I just…
This guy is meant as a defensive wall, with two abilities that allow it to power down or absorb incoming attacks. Its Special Attack is also pretty good, allowing it to burn through physical attackers who think they can take it out. Bulky physical Water-types are the bane of its existence, of course, but luckily it has Evaporate to take care of them. I also imagine that in most rural towns in Gaenn, you have a at least one furnace in each household, especially in one of the cities where there’s a foundry full of those things… and there happens to be a number of Stovenate disguised among them. At least catching one will be useful for battle, or at least heating your house on a cold winter’s day.
The time has now come to decide the signature moves for our regional Bug lines! Let’s get to it!
Some ground rules to take heed of:
- Our regional Bug-types will be based off an Arthropleura and a Nautiloid. While both are Bug/Dragon types, these families may also use Rock and Water moves, respectively (going by the assumption that habitat corresponds to secondary move type).
- The signature moves must both be Dragon-type.
- Avoid image-based submissions until we pin down the visual designs. Instead, use a text-based submission. You can submit signature moves for one or both of the two lines.
- You must provide a name, flavor text, and a visual description, along with additional notes on how the move works. You must also include PP, Power, and Accuracy. A sample format for new moves can be found in any of the entries listed here. (The oldest entry also links to a deviantART page that lists a number of new moves created by a fakemon artist on that site. See if you can come up with something similar in quality to the moves listed.)
- If a move is a variant on an existing move, please state as such. Variants on an existing move must have the same Power, PP, Accuracy, and Effects as the existing move.
The deadline for this contest will be August 16 (as I’ll be out of town from August 2 through 13). When you’re ready, please turn in your move(s) using the submit page!
real quick collab with my friend lord-sehun! it’s a kill la kill X smash bros crossover
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They can leap 36 feet
As in leap forward 36 feet
They don’t jump 36 feet into the fucking sky do you know how terrifying that would be the human race wouldn’t have survived because we’d have all had heart attacks while still in Africa
I just spent two minutes laughing harder at this than I probably should have.
DEATH FROM ABOVE