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Tyrannosaurus rex latest concept by damir-g-martin Tyrannosaurus rex latest concept :icondamir-g-martin:damir-g-martin 118 37 Deinonychus antirrhopus by TheDubstepAddict Deinonychus antirrhopus :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 40 14 Lucha dinastica by Deinowilly Lucha dinastica :icondeinowilly:Deinowilly 91 27 Gigantoraptor erlianensis  by TheDubstepAddict Gigantoraptor erlianensis :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 33 54 Anurognathus ammoni skeletal by TheDubstepAddict Anurognathus ammoni skeletal :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 29 57 Aymberedactylus cearensis running for no reason  by TheDubstepAddict Aymberedactylus cearensis running for no reason :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 22 11 Lavocatchampsa sigogneaurusselae by TheDubstepAddict Lavocatchampsa sigogneaurusselae :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 23 31
Journal
Theropods and lips
Problem:
Many predators protect their teeth from corrosion caused by air using lips, yet there was a new study published stating theropod dinosaurs from the tyrannosaurid family do not appear to have had them.
Short answer:
No lips anymore.
Long answer:
First of all the new discovery. The researchers certainly haven't put the claim "no lips" in the title... I know this isn't a strong argument just sain'
Secondly: using living relatives and a nearly realated group. Both living relatives, birds and crocodiles, do not have lips. Bird have toothless beaks, not in the need of protecting any teeth, and crocodiles  simply don't have lips, being semi-aquatic creatures. However,  there is a group of mostly carnivorous, fairly near realated creatures which do have snouts as well as beaks, and teeth in both of them: pterosaurs. We found soft tissue in all forms and shapes on them, from pulmonary airsacs to wing membranes, fuzzy integument and even head crests with preserved colouration,
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Baryonyx walkeri by TheDubstepAddict Baryonyx walkeri :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 34 22 underrated ceolophysoids  by TheDubstepAddict underrated ceolophysoids :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 31 80 Leptoceratops gracilis doesn't like vegetables  by TheDubstepAddict Leptoceratops gracilis doesn't like vegetables :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 33 96 Arambourgia philadelphiae by TheDubstepAddict Arambourgia philadelphiae :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 33 48 Barosaurus lentus being enormous and drinking  by TheDubstepAddict Barosaurus lentus being enormous and drinking :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 31 7 Aucasaurus garridoi leaping by TheDubstepAddict Aucasaurus garridoi leaping :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 34 34 Buisy mom by TheDubstepAddict Buisy mom :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 36 26 Carcharodontosaurus saharicus (plus nerdgasm) by TheDubstepAddict Carcharodontosaurus saharicus (plus nerdgasm) :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 32 65 big al by TheDubstepAddict big al :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 34 29 Buitreraptor gonzalezorum by TheDubstepAddict Buitreraptor gonzalezorum :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 31 23 Carnotaurus sastrei  by TheDubstepAddict Carnotaurus sastrei :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 43 54 Appotomerus appalachia by TheDubstepAddict Appotomerus appalachia :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 37 28 Extinct aliens (spec challenge) by TheDubstepAddict Extinct aliens (spec challenge) :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 35 31 Shuvuuia deserti by TheDubstepAddict Shuvuuia deserti :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 37 26 Rugops primus (Prehistoric Pug) by TheDubstepAddict Rugops primus (Prehistoric Pug) :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 40 25 Ceratosaurus nasicornis AKA C. dentisulcatus  by TheDubstepAddict Ceratosaurus nasicornis AKA C. dentisulcatus :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 34 21 Douzhanopterus zhengi by TheDubstepAddict Douzhanopterus zhengi :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 33 18 KMV8701 by WaylonRowley KMV8701 :iconwaylonrowley:WaylonRowley 64 32 Linheraptor exquisitus by TheDubstepAddict Linheraptor exquisitus :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 28 25 unnamed maniraptor with a lot of neck floof by TheDubstepAddict unnamed maniraptor with a lot of neck floof :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 28 18 Pseudhesperosuchus jachaleri by TheDubstepAddict Pseudhesperosuchus jachaleri :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 36 31 Nyctosaurus gracilis doing a float by TheDubstepAddict Nyctosaurus gracilis doing a float :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 35 37
Literature
Charles R. Knight favourite quotes
Personal favourite:
"Personally, I never think of a fossil animal as being dead, but always picture it in my mind's eye as alive - an animated, breathing, moving machine, which stands, walks, fights or otherwise conducts itself after the fashion of a living creature."
Personal second favourite:
"only by practical means, and not by any mysterious hocus pocus, are pictures of fossil animals made possible."
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Ostafrikasaurus crassiserratus by TheDubstepAddict Ostafrikasaurus crassiserratus :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 28 16  Gegepterus changi by TheDubstepAddict Gegepterus changi :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 25 7 Scansoriopteryx heilmanni by TheDubstepAddict Scansoriopteryx heilmanni :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 31 60 The New Threat by TheDubstepAddict The New Threat :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 39 38 Caiuajara dobruskii sitting ready to honk loudly by TheDubstepAddict Caiuajara dobruskii sitting ready to honk loudly :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 26 15 Sericipterus wucaiwanensis  by TheDubstepAddict Sericipterus wucaiwanensis :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 26 50 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  by TheDubstepAddict HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 26 23 Sinopterus dongi by TheDubstepAddict Sinopterus dongi :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 35 64 Dromaeosaurus albertensis by TheDubstepAddict Dromaeosaurus albertensis :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 36 29 Noripterus complicidens male in mating season by TheDubstepAddict Noripterus complicidens male in mating season :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 27 53 Spinosaurus aegyptiacus update by TheDubstepAddict Spinosaurus aegyptiacus update :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 35 60 Dinovember 2016 Day 4 Big All II Allosaurus by ShinRedDear Dinovember 2016 Day 4 Big All II Allosaurus :iconshinreddear:ShinRedDear 24 8 some more underrated azhdarchids  by TheDubstepAddict some more underrated azhdarchids :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 29 41 HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (gift for Blesko) by TheDubstepAddict HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (gift for Blesko) :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 27 26 NeoARK: Suchodraco  gondwanicus by TheDubstepAddict NeoARK: Suchodraco gondwanicus :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 24 27 Wiehenvenator albati by TheDubstepAddict Wiehenvenator albati :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 27 15 Torvosaurus tanneri head by TheDubstepAddict Torvosaurus tanneri head :iconthedubstepaddict:TheDubstepAddict 28 37