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Rhomaleosaurus cramptoni
A 7 meter long Pliosaur hanging on the famous marine reptile wall in the NHM.

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+Gert Sønderby​ That Giraffatitan must be really impressive up close.
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Did Tylosaurus have a bilobed tail?
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Mosasaurs have become all the rage lately with the release (and immense popularity) of Jurassic World. Purely by coincidence I had a commission for a mosasaur, Tylosaurus pembinensis. I hadn't done a mosasaur before (or any lizards), but I'm reasonably familiar with squamate osteology so I figured it wouldn't be nearly as far "out there" as say doing a skeletal of an  actinopterygian fish. But it turns out that when it comes to their tai...
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Glossotherium, a ground sloth
The four meter long Glossotherium was one of the now extinct ground sloths of the Americas.
Glossotherium fossils are found in South America, but this one is sitting in the NHM in London.

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Mohawks are so 12000 years ago
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Balaur may not be a dromaeosaur after all
Balaur is certainly dromaeosaurid-like in a general sense. But it’s also similar to members of another, closely related paravian lineage: Avialae, the bird lineage.
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"Nice headline you've got there"
"Would be a shame if it was contradicted directly below";

Science communication +I fucking love science-style can be quite funny
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I wish someone gave iflscience a good dose of DDoS
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The Maned Wolf
It's not really a wolf, but it is cool. And it is South America's largest canid, so there's that too.

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"Project NOAH Fact of the Day: Neither a wolf nor a fox, the maned wolf is the only member of the genus Chrysocyon which means "golden dog". This largest of South American canids is found in open and semi-open habitats, especially grasslands with scattered bushes and trees, in south, central-west, and southeastern Brazil Paraguay, northern Argentina, Bolivia east and north of the Andes, and far southeastern Peru (Pampas del Heath only) and is disappearing from Uruguay. ~Wikipedia

Maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)spotted in MG, Brazil by PN user CassioCorradi"
The maned wolf is the largest canid of South America. It measures about 95 and 115 cm long. The tail measures about 38 and 50 cm long. It weighs between 20 and 30 kg. It has long, thin legs, thick reddish hair and big ears. It has a height of approximately 100 cm. The coat of the body varies from red to orange-golden and the neck are standing on end and black. The bottom of the jaw and the tip of the tail are white. The head shape is much like ...
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Look ma, no hands
One of the cyclists turns the camera on the spectators.

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wook ma, no fweefh
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Ratt Riddle
A musically themed puzzle where you must answer a simple question: What is the common theme, and which picture doesn't fit in?

I inherited this from +Gnotic Pasta            #smelltherat  
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LOL! Three of them ROCK, the other one sucks?
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Hesperornis regalis takes to the sea
One of the actual aquatic dinosaurs of the Cretaceous.
_Hepserornis regalis_, the Late Cretaceous toothy marine bird, takes to the sea.
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GPS tracking gives insight in baboon behaviour
Surprisingly, they found that a baboon’s rank in the pecking order didn’t affect its odds of being followed. Rank matters a lot in baboon society, and affects how much sex, food, and support each individual gets. When making foraging decisions, the dominant males wield a despotic hold over the rest of the group, enforcing choices even when they’re the wrong ones.

But when it comes to more mundane decisions like “Where should we go?”, their tyrannical sway isn’t evident. The data revealed that the troop members didn’t weigh the movements of dominants any more heavily than those of subordinates. Age and sex didn’t matter either. “It’s a little surprising that dominants aren’t using their social power to drive group decision in ways that are beneficial to them,” says Crofoot. “It seems that on a day-to-day level, most decisions are made more democratically.”
Picture a troop of olive baboons, moving over the savannah. There’s around fifty of them, and they cover a lot of ground as they search for grass, seeds, insects, and other bits of food. They need ...
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Interesting that it was leaderless enough to fit Iain Couzin's model. 
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Insect burgers
Not sure if I'm quite ready for this yet.
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ah ik zie het Jumbo
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Possible climbing and flying in juvenile Deinonychus
Yes, they [Parsons & Parsons] actually suggest that MCZ 8791 and, by extension, other juvenile Deinonychus individuals were flight-capable animals that could flap, and that an ability to fly was present in juveniles but lost as the animals matured.
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+Luigi Gaskell
I have yet to read that paper, but I'm sure that it doesn't suggest full-powered flapping flight. That's what I'm denying. I'm not necessarily denying gliding or some flapping, even. I will get back to you with my opinion and interpretation of that paper. It's getting late here.
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