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A tale of a Tylosaurus tail
First of all, let me thank all of you who wrote birthday well-wishes, all of the wonderful social interactions on DA are what keep me coming back. I also wanted to update you on a blog post I wrote about mosasaur tails: http://www.skeletaldrawing.com/home/mosasaurs-teaching-the-controversy
The tl;dr version is that you can still find people who would support any these extremes in tail fluke design, but I think the middle two (or somewhere in between) is the most likely. Hit up the article for more depth as to why.
Astarte ungulates Ideas-chalicothere-like agriochoerid
-an entire group of malgasian ungulates that arrived from India during the Paelocene, related to meridungulates
-hypertragulids living in Eurasia and North America
-some type of myrmecophage stem-ungulate inhabiting Indian grasslands
-semiacuatic choeropothamids called river-hares
-a trunked stem-ungulate found in the Himalayas´ mountain forest
-saiga liked antarctic liptotern
-gazelle-like horses in north american great plains
-cainothetium conservative descendants
-some type of okapi like rhinocerontoid in jamaica
-Marine pyrotheres called sicatheres
-some type of digging oreodont
-paleomerycids in Europe
Review on T. rex Autopsy and reactions to itMy thoughts on "T. rex Autopsy" and other people's reactions to it
One of the last things, I did before I got 18 years old, was watching National Geographic’s “T. rex Autopsy”. And I have to say, this was the greatest dinosaur experience since years!
It was pretty much like an episode of “Inside Nature’s Giants”, however with a highly detailed life-sized model of a Tyrannosaurus rex!
The giant was dissected by Steve Brusatte, Luke Gamble, Tori Herridge and Matthew Mossbrucker, in other words real scientists and not paid actors, as in some awful Discovery Channel productions like “Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives” and Steve Brusatte confirmed, that the model makers pumped up the T. rex with rancid fluids, so that the team shows some kind of reaction to it, like coughing due to the horrible smell.
Due to the animal just being a model, there was a lot of negative reaction, for example some people said, they won’t watch i