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Several Coly Birds
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Foraging at SVP 2019
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My Little Maniraptor: Flying Buddies
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My Little Maniraptor: Just Flutters
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My Little Maniraptor: The End
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Twitter Turaco
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Twitter Nightjar
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Strisores Phylogeny
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Bird Phylogeny: Australavians
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Bird Phylogeny: Picocoracians
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Several Coly Birds
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Foraging at SVP 2019
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My Little Maniraptor: The End
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Twitter Turaco
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Twitter Nightjar
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Strisores Phylogeny
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Before Song Began
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Near Birds
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Dinosaur Highlights of 2018
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Retaking the Trees
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Some Ponies - book cover
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Rhynchotherium
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Gnathovorax cabreirai with prey
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Hellbenders on the phone
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Untitled Halszkaraptor Game
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The moment when he broke his ribs.
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Then and Now
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Friendship is Magic
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Fukuipteryx
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[Dinovember 2019] Day 13 - Stegoceras validum
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Thanks for the :+fav: on  Saxicola torquata by Chotacabras   and the :+devwatch: ... :hug: 
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Appreciate the watch, mate!
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Atlantis536Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you think Velociraptor was nocturnal or diurnal?
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The only quantitative study that has been done on this subject is Schmitz and Motani (2011) looking at sclerotic ring morphology, which concluded that Velociraptor was nocturnal. There is some skepticism about how reliable their method is, but sclerotic ring morphology does appear to correlate pretty well with activity patterns of modern animals, so it's probably the best lead we've got for now.
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Atlantis536Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So this story which features a nocturnal Velociraptor character is accurate?