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The Real Stagadon: an armoured Tank?!

Discussion in 'General Hobby/Tabletop Chat' started by The Sauric Ace, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. The Sauric Ace
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    The Sauric Ace Well-Known Member

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    A lot "Dinosaurs" in the media are depicted quite wrongly, with lots of scales and spikes, like modern crocodiles or even worse, like monitors and iguanas. While we now know that many of those real life animals, were indeed covered in feathers and looked much like modern day birds. Certain theropods would be almost indistinguishable from a modern bird of similar niche.

    BUT, this wasn't always the case, and yes some of your favorite dinosaurs may have actually been more crocodilian, in their skin and scale texture than avian. Looking more like the general conception of dinosaurs....
    And then there are those with even heavier armour than first believed.

    http://markwitton-com.blogspot.dk/2015/12/dinosaur-scales-some-thoughts-for.html

    This Articles grants a couple of examples of different scale impressions, among other the real life Stegadon=Triceratops, which were more than a little armoured. Apparently it had tough scales similar to an armadillo, almost.

    Which means that your stegdon, is probably one of the few of the warhammer models, that is pretty close to its real life counterpart. Just saying :p
     
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  2. Aginor
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    Steggy is awesome.
     
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    cool, alto I would love to see a fethered carnosaur
     
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  4. The Sauric Ace
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    Apparently the group called carnosaurids (allosaurus, carnotaurus, giganotosaurus etc) were primarily scaly, at least as the article also present some specimens. Perhaps they had low covering of feathers or patches of feathered, but there aren't any direct proof that carnosaurids were fully covered, like most coelosaurids (dromaeosaurids, tyrannosaurus etc. )
     
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    Very informative, thanks for the link!
     
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    Imagine if a T-rex had feathers like a bird...

    bird rex.jpg

    :wideyed:
     
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    Carnotaurus was actually an abeliosaurid, more closely related to Ceratosaurus and it's descendants/kin, not a carnosaurid, which consisted of allosaurs, neovenators and carcharadontosaurids .
     
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    :) I love this. I hope the Jurassic World team are watching - it would make a hilarious but brilliant sequel!
     
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    Love it!
    Birds are awesome. :)
     
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    That is a whole new spin on “Angry Birds” :D
     
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    Young T-Rex did have feathers, and it is generally believed that T-Rexes lost their feathers when they reached adulthood.
     
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    :joyful:

    It does remind me a bit of a fat, angry canary.
     
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    :D

     
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    The Mysterious Island! A Ray Harryhausen classic! :joyful:
     
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