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Thresher Shark Cretoxyrhina: A Tall Tail Debunked
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The Cretaceous ginsu shark Cretoxyrhina mantellii has traditionally been depicted in paleoart as being similar in form to lamnids like great whites and makos. However, there has been a recent trend of illustrating Cretoxyrhina as a thresher shark on DeviantArt (see gallery at bottom). These artworks are purportedly based on a specimen published in Shimada et al. (2006) that revealed an alopiid bauplan for Cretoxyrhina, including the characteristic elongated tail. When I first learned of this paleoart meme, I found it doubtful that such a drastic reinterpretation of morphology had gone unnoticed for over a decade. After further research it has become clear that this is based on a complete misunderstanding of the data and conclusions of Shimada et al. (2006) and other papers. In reality Cretoxyrhina had a convergently lamnid-like bauplan as conventionally reconst
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Christian Emrys
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"We all know that if someone calls you a geek or a nerd for being interested in _, they are a filthy, ignorant peasant who must be ended rightly."
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Shaochilong66 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
what up mosasaur B
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Yutyrannus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We live in a society pliosaur B
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END HIM RIGHTLY!!1!11!1
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iAreNUKE Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
Thank you for the llama badge! :)
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Yutyrannus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
+ llama emoticon 1up llama Llama Merchant Walking llama Llama Fever 2 Llama brigade Llama...an important part of life :llama-thrust: Zombie llama Magical Albino Llama Eating llama :omgomg: llama. The true Super Llama Badge ENLOGATED LLAMA 
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Louisetheanimator Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the watch you have Youtube or Facebook?
because I upload animations & timelapses to those sites & wondered
if you'd like to see them? BTW did you know I do commissions?
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Yutyrannus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do, however I'm not especially active on either. I spent more time on DA
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Louisetheanimator Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Student Filmographer
Would you like me to send you the links to my Youtube & Facebook incase you'll take a look at them?
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Yutyrannus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, feel free to link them!
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Philoceratops Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
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