The great ol’ Steg. This one’s supposed to be S. ungulatus, the largest species known so far at up to 8 metres long and between 5.000 - 7.000 kg.
Stegosaurus lived about 155 - 150 million years ago during the Jurassic period, about 84 million years before the the ever-famous Tyrannosaurus rex. In fact, we live closer to the Tyrant King (66 million years of gap) than it was to the Steg.
When talking about stegosaur, we’ll always go straight to the strange rows of plates lining their back. Those plates aren’t paired, but arranged in kinda zig-zag-like fashion. Scientists did try to reconstruct it with paired plates, but turned out, none of the plates are the same size or even shape, except for the four spike-like ones situated on the tail, affectionately called “thagomizer”. These plates’ function remain unknown. Hypotheses ranging from thermoregulation, species recognition, and display have been proposed, but none are satisfying. While in regard of self-defense, the plate is too thin to serve as armor. Allosaurs could’ve bitten into it like it was a cracker.
When talking about stegosaur, we’ll always go straight to the strange rows of plates lining their back. Those plates aren’t paired, but arranged in kinda zig-zag-like fashion. Scientists did try to reconstruct it with paired plates, but turned out, none of the plates are the same size or even shape, except for the four spike-like ones situated on the tail, affectionately called “thagomizer”.These plates’ function remain unknown. Hypotheses ranging from thermoregulation, species recognition, and display have been proposed, but none are satisfying.
As for the so-called thagomizers, they’re obviously used for self-defense. In fact, the posture and musculatures of Steg was especially suited for moving its tail with considerable power.
Other than the mystery of the plates, there’s also an unusually enlarged area around the Stegosaur’s hip, which is said to be similar to the ones found in birds. This was thought to be the second brain by pseudoscientists, who speculates that it might need one to control its lower body since its “first” brain was extremely tiny for its size. Well, as we know now, it’s completely untrue.
•Sauropod dinosaurs (such Diplodocus, Apatosaurus, Brachiosaurus)
Probably others that I don’t know the names of.
I couldn’t sleep last night so I decided to look up some dinosaurs to like… call my mind down but it had the exact opposite effect and I ended up getting super pumped just about… birds and dinosaurs and FEATHERS… and the fact that we don’t REALLY know what dinosaurs looked like??
Anyway, I love chickens and I love dinosaurs and we should definitely try and reanimate them when we no longer live in a capitalist society so we don’t Jurassic park shit up ❤️
So right by finals last year I was told I could do a “current events assignment” for extra points. This was back in April so almost everything around that time happening was covid related.
I said I wouldn’t do anything covid related cuz I knew everyone was doing that. What great topic did I choose you ask? Dinosaurs. I did mine on dinosaurs cuz at that point a new dino had just been discovered in the raptor family.
I wrote a freaking college paper on how cool this new dino was and got a A
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Well, combining alcohol with dinosaurs rarely turned out to be a good thing.