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Episode 395: Why Ankylosaurus is the perfect dinosaur


Episode 395: Why Ankylosaurus is the perfect dinosaur. Ankylosaurus is the longest, heaviest, and widest ankylosaur. However these aren’t the one particulars that make Ankylosaurus such a particular dinosaur.

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Ankylosaurus is the longest, heaviest, and widest ankylosaur. However these aren’t the one particulars that make Ankylosaurus such a particular dinosaur.

A few of the papers we cowl that we didn’t talk about again in Episode 5:

  • Unique paper describing Ankylosaurus & Ankylosauridae by Barnum Brown from 1908 supply
  • How ankylosaurid tails advanced by Arbour & Currie supply
  • Ankylosaurid tail posture, membership sizes, and makes use of by Coombs (together with the shin bashing & head butting hypotheses) supply
  • Redescription of Ankylosaurus by Arbour & Mallon with its general tank-like proportions supply

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The dinosaur of the day: Aegyptosaurus

  • Titanosaur sauropod that lived within the Late Cretaceous in what’s now Egypt (Bahariya Formation)
  • Seemed like different sauropods, with columnar legs (walked on 4 legs), an extended tail, and an extended, thick neck with a small head
  • Estimated to be 49 ft (15 m) lengthy and weigh 7 tonnes
  • Tail could have helped as a counterweight for its physique
  • Sort species is Aegyptosaurus baharijensis
  • Genus title means “Egypt’s lizard”
  • Named in 1932 by Ernst Stromer
  • Holotype included three caudal vertebrae, a partial scapula, and a few limb bones
  • Fossils have additionally been present in different areas within the Sahara Desert
  • Fossils had been saved in Munich, however destroyed in 1944, throughout WWII
  • Fragments nonetheless exist, principally from indeterminate specimens from Niger
  • One of many dinosaurs featured within the documentary Misplaced Dinosaurs of Egypt
  • Different animals that lived across the similar time and place embody the sauropods Dicraeosaurus and Paralititan, theropods together with Spinosaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, Bahariasaurus, Elaphrosaurus, and Sigilmassaurus, crocodyliforms, plesiosaurs, fish, crustaceans, and mollusks

Enjoyable Reality:

Correction from Episode 5: Ankylosaurs in all probability couldn’t use their osteoderms to blush since they had been in all probability coated in keratin and never pores and skin.

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