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Bird Phylogeny: Australavians
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Bird Phylogeny: Picocoracians
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Bird Phylogeny: Afroavians
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Bird Phylogeny: Ardeans
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Bird Phylogeny: Charadriiforms
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Bird Phylogeny: Gruiforms
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Bird Phylogeny: Strisoreans
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Bird Phylogeny: Neoavians
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Bird Phylogeny: Galloanserans
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SVP 2018: The Biggest Palaeoblr Gathering to Date
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Atlantis536|Hobbyist 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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Atlantis536|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So this story which features a nocturnal Velociraptor character is accurate?
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There's nothing we know of that contradicts nocturnality in Velociraptor, at least.
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SavannahPHoskinson|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the watch!
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You're welcome!
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Thank you for watching!
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