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Dino Talk Nov. 21-25, 2001: A Dinosaur Forum

T-Rex dominates over Allosaurus carnivore supreme.
from ?, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


I'm really disgusted at the fact that people ae going on and on about the T-Rex vs. Barney.
from Tim M., age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


"In our hypothetical Tyrannosaurus vs. Velociraptor battle, what would happen if the 'raptors were able to puncture the tyrannosaur's head through the antorbital fenestra?"

Probably nothing too serious. The Tyrannosaurus would be mightly annoyed though. I've seen a Tyrannosaurus skull with bites from other Tyrannosaurus in which the rim of the antorbital fenestra showed damage, with possible penetration to the fenestra (most adult Tyrannosaurus skulls show some from of antisocial social interation to quite a severe degree). The Tyrannosaurus didn't seem too affected by it for the wounds were virtually healed over. I suppose if Tyrannosaurus could survive braincase penetrations, I doubt an antorbital fenestra penetration would be serious to it. Besides, I wonder how are the V.raptors going to go about it? By stabbing with their sickle claws?
from Honkie Tong, age 17, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


"You forgot to say that they are dwarf elephants. Smaller than usual. And they live mostly in those large clearings, I've forgotten what they're called."

There were lots of gigantic pachyderm/mammal species way larger then your african elephant today that lived in thick forests. How do we know this? Because these animals existed before the widespread appearance of grasslands as the dominant vegitation. Besides, I suppose Triceratops could easily live in a forest on the scale with our modern redwood forests.
from wohooo, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


Hehehe,excuse me for taking the time to type this message with my large oversized big (*& claws and saving myself from a hungy Tarbosaurus batar,does anyone know websites that have Gregory S. Paul skeletal restorations?

Also,wasn't there a therapod,most likely a Dilophosaurus witherili found in Pennsylvania with possible feathered intugement?

And Brad,you must be from Dansjp3page.You might as well remember me as "KillerRaptor".
from Therzinosaurus cheloniformus, age 17, Germantown, TN, U.S.A.; November 25, 2001


Velociraptor could kill a rex...... an _Othnielia rex_. :D
from Brad, age 14, Woodville, ON, Canada; November 25, 2001


"Actually raptors were pretty unimpressive my modern bird standards. Whoever said they were anywhere near as smart as primates?"

Raptors: Dromaeosauridae or Falconiformes?

The "smarter than primates" comment was in Jurassic Park III.
from Brad, age 14, Woodville, ON, Canada; November 25, 2001


I don't know Jessica, I haven't read it! Which dinosaur?
from Brad, age 14, Woodville, ON, Canada; November 25, 2001


In our hypothetical Tyrannosaurus vs. Velociraptor battle, what would happen if the 'raptors were able to puncture the tyrannosaur's head through the antorbital fenestra?
from Brad, age 14, Woodville, ON, Canada; November 25, 2001


Allosaurus iS NOT weak. It is the king of the Jurassic!!!
But it cannot beat T-rex.

from AlloRex, age ?, ?, ?, ?;

"I'm doing areport on dinosaurs. Do you think I'll get an A+?"

Depends, if you know a lot about dinosaurs.
from Gianna, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


I'm doing areport on a dinosaur. Do you think I'll get an A+?
from jessica, age 9, Saratoga springs, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


JC - I posted a long post about elephants... did it not get through? Or is it delayed? Just wondering...
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001
If it's not posted below, let me know. JC


Who was I agreeing with? Can't remember. I agree, but who with... argh, the hell with it.

I am trustable! Woooohoo! I think 90% of the regulars here are trustable. And I've heard of those cronomagnometers or whatever, what the Russians and Americans have. Yeh... But in the end, your dad says that N Z was not in the antarctic circle? Cause most of it was... betta go now. Why is my WCW so DELAYED! I HAVE NO TIME! ARGHHHHHHHHHHHH!
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


"BARNEY COOD KIK ANY DINOS ()* ANY DAY!!!

tELL U Wot. FORGET ALL OF THIS DINO STUFF AND GET BACK TO THE REAL WORLD!!! YEAH, DINOS ROOL OR DID, BUT THEY RN'T AROUND ANY MORE. GET A SK8 BOARD AND GET WITH IT.
from Kieran ( kING edWARDZ 5 WAYZ), age 14, Birmingham, )(*& hole, England; November 24, 2001"

Stop embarassing yourself and me, Keiran. Come here only if you wish to talk about dinosaurs.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


"Trikes are big, bulky animals. I can't imagine them living in a dense forest."

I can. Even today there are some pretty large elephants living in dense jungle on the island of Borneo in the Pacific. Inspite of how thick those forests are, the elephants can still move pretty fast when angry."

You forgot to say that they are dwarf elephants. Smaller than usual. And they live mostly in those large clearings, I've forgotten what they're called.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


Try not to use your "sense of humour" here Keiran.

Forget my nomen nudum joke. Like I never posted it...

It's for your game right? Find out about "rexes and raptors" on this site. Go on the genus index. And don't go fooling around here...
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


Allosaurus is weak.
from ?, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


Those who think that Barney is anywhat of a real dinosaur have serious problems with reality. Barney is actually a man-altered raptor trying to be a Albertosaurus, coming up with an utterly horrible creation...well...raptors always were lame and useless anyway. Can't even kill a Tenontosaur without 4 losses...dun like these natural-born losers man...sickle claws? deadly? harh!
from Anti-Barney-Club, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


"Nomen NUDUM!

Don't post it if you think it is going too far, JC."

As much as I tried to laugh...I could not...
from Honkie Tong, age 17, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001"

Sarz Honkie, but you're too serious. I am not saying that you do not have a sense of humour, but that joke is a bit... ah... It's not for serious people... Making dino jokes isn't exactly EASY...
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


Beside Tyrannosaurus rex, Allosaurus was the ULTIMATE LOSER (tm.)
from Cool!, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


Keiran. Jesus, I never thought...

You where a real surprise. You just... very explosively entered and started revealing stuff about me. Da masta prides himself in his secrecy. Like solid snake or something. I didn't want a name or any identity here. I wanted to just BE here. And YOU just came in like, ah hello Tom, how's going, just had your em@il, how's greg's flirting, how's da hot date going on etc. I don't like it. Why did you reveal me?!? And what you said is... Jeez, I'll just leave it to the regulars to sort you out...
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


"on the Island of Borneo on the Pacific."
That's a good point you made, but just to tell you, Borneo is not in the Pacific, it's in the South China Sea. But I guess you could consider that the Pacific...

from Tim M., age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


Hey, Brad. Good point. But even the melting of the polar Ice caps wouldn't be enough to flood land 20 miles inland much less an entire continent.
from Tim M., age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


Actually raptors were pretty unimpressive my modern bird standards. Whoever said they were anywhere near as smart as primates?
from ?, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


"By the way jenya- ive jumped in 2 the pool on warpath"

Uh huh... know why nobody is impressed Kieran? Because your "war" is to nonsensical for even to most desperate compy fan to take side with.
from ?, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


"So many people here are getting bad impressions of Allosaurus, just because of that damn WWD Big Al program. Wounds do get infected and go septic. Just because a T- Rex had a broken rib and leg and survived doesn't mean that he was OK. He would be thin, battered, starving, slow, parasite ridden, ragged, not the indestructible killing machine that Rex fans see in him. Just becayse there are wounds with signs of healing on skeletons does not mean that the Rex didn't even feel anything. And I know I'm gonna get swarmed by Rex fans, but I'm ready. I'm sure Tim and Brad would agree. And Tom... Gianna, T-master... Honkie? dare I dream?"

Who ever said T.rex was invulnerable? It's simply said that T.rex is considerably tougher then your typical Allosaurid design. There's some reason to believe that T.rex would be largely resistant to getting septic wounds though, for it has the specialized ability to inflict septic bites, along which comes to ability to be largely immune to infection (if not T.rex would be pretty dead everytime he cut his gum or got bitten by another T.rex). But all in all, it's rather obvious T.rex is going to be more redundant and resistant to damage then Allosaurus, meaning he could take a greater licking and still keep on ticking.(Sounds extremely familiar, where did that come from?) Which animal, taking some serious injury, would not have its ability to hunt compromised? What we are stating here is that T.rex could take and recover from mishaps that would generally have killed your Allosaur a long time ago. Injuries found on Tyrannosaurid fossils are generally more serious and extensive then what you'd expect for your dinosaur. It's pretty safe to assume a healthy T.rex would be extensively parasite-ridden, given their specialized septic abilities. T.rex was tough, he was made that way.
from Honkie Tong, age 17, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


do any of you know how to get a picture on the art section?
from Joseph H., age 10, Oviedo, FL, USA; November 25, 2001


Brad,When I made my theory I thought of that and have a sence making answer to how our ancesters, mammals would survivve but I'm to embarresed to type it.
from Joseph H, age 10, Oviedo, Fl, USA; November 25, 2001


I doubt Barney could kill T.rex. The last I heard, the guy almost died when the fan inside his costume died. Besides, Barney was a child's program, thus Barney was designed with nothing sharp or mean that might accidently hurt children (fer goodness sakes! The Triceratops' horns were made of foam!) and teeth his are nothing but an odd-looking wall of foam anyway. I seriously doubt something like Barney could kill T.rex. Barney is nothing but a stuff toy brought to life via the imagination of a few children (some of who are now teenagers and severly regretting their involvement in such a infantile project). I think the kids would run off on seeing a real Tyrannosaur...or at least dump Barney to side with the REAL dinosaur. In anycase, Barney would be in his stuff-toy state, slightly less dangerous then tickle-me elmo and of passing interest to the Tyrannosaurus. Prehaps the Patch Cabbage toys would have some semblance of a chance...at least they can ! really chew.
from Honkie Tong, age 17, ?, ?, ?; November 25, 2001


I'm not going to be on here for about 5 days (unless I go on in the morning) because I have camp!
from Tom G, age ?, ?, ?, !!!!!; November 25, 2001


Can someone say if the thing about the study my dad did is right or have there been new things discovered to prove it wrong.
from Tom G, age ?, etshma, orocandmle, aotearoa; November 24, 2001


Kieran theres a problem with your fight between T Rex and Barney. Barney could not bite T Rex's arms off because barneys teeth arn't real. They are made out of material and Barney is just a person inside a stupid costume
from Tom G, age ?, wopuldn't you like to know, ?, somewhere in the south pacific; November 24, 2001


Skeptic, Thunderbird, Bob (the Spinosaur Fan from the summer), Allosaurischian, the Honkie Tong impresonators, and all the Allosaur cultists.....

They are all the same.
from Skeptic, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 24, 2001


"Trikes are big, bulky animals. I can't imagine them living in a dense forest."

I can. Even today there are some pretty large elephants living in dense jungle on the island of Borneo in the Pacific. Inspite of how thick those forests are, the elephants can still move pretty fast when angry.
from Skeptic, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 24, 2001


"Other things like fish and sharks don't need air".

Yes they do. They wimply take it in through a complex process involving their gills.
from Skeptic, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 24, 2001


I can't find the Carnotaurus story.
from Brad, age 14, Woodville, ON, Canada; November 24, 2001
I just uploaded it. JC


I can't really see flooding as a theory for dinosaur extinction (if that is what Joseph is suggesting, I'm not sure). There were sea creatures that went extinct (like mosasaurs and plesiosaurs). The crocodiles and turtles need dry land to lay their eggs. And I don't see how our own ancestors, the mammals, would survive!

Potentially dumb question: Is there enough water on the Earth for complete global flooding deep enough to drown the dinosaurs? In the movie Waterworld the world is flooded by melting the polar ice caps, but there were no ice caps in the Mesozoic (or at least parts of it)... so where is all of this extra water going to come from?
from Brad, age 14, Woodville, ON, Canada; November 24, 2001


Tom G. Your right but ever since I saw this picture of dinos and other reptiles in a huge flood. Now, I did think about that a while ago. Crocodiles and alligaters and turtles are more the animals that stay at the surface and would be able to get to the top easily. Other things like fish and sharks you know don't need air.
from Joseph H., age 10, Oviedo, Fl., USA; November 24, 2001


"Is that sarcasm? Or not?"

Uh, no.
from AlloRex, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 24, 2001


Chapter II of The Carnotaurus Story is here!
from Shane S., age 1000, nowhere, ??????????, ??????; November 24, 2001


I suppose I like Megaraptor, though there really isn't much to say about it. It's known from a big claw, and a few foot and arm elements- not really enough to make any guesses about behaviour, or even know what the animal looked like. I don't see why raptors (either Dromaeosauridae or Falconiformes) should be called the smartest dinosaurs. Primates and raptors wouldn't need the same kind of intelligence, and their intelligence is probably just not comparable. But don't forget, we are primates too!
from Brad, age 14, Woodville, ON, Canada; November 24, 2001


Shane S. I read your stories and they are really good apart from how you have dinosaurs from different places and different times in it like how the Giganotosaurus kills a Muttaburrasaurus which lives in Australia. And how you have Baryonyx in the Utahraptor story. But apart from that they are really good
from Tom G, age ?, wouldn't you like to know, ?, Land of the long white cloud; November 24, 2001


Hey all you Megaraptor fans come talk to me tell me what you know unless I already know Mega raptor is the coolest of dinos I like all raptors because they are the fiercest and smartest species of dinos of all time they are smarter than primates.
from ToreyC, age 10, Charlotte, NC, US; November 24, 2001


Right. Now to put things straight. Tag match. Barney, a compsognathus and a farting fairy VERSUS a Rex, Raptor and a spinosaurus.

Round 1. Rex vs Barney.

"fight"
Rex circles barney, what a menace, Oh my god, he lunges in for an attack, but barney is singing....
"you love me, we are one big family"
... and the rex falls asleep. Barney bites the rexes arm off and smacks him one in the head.
Barney tags compsognathus(here on called Compi) in. The Rex gets up, armless, compi runs in, and the rex kicks him away!!!! Oh god!!!! but compi is ok, runs in and....WOW, hes bitten rexes heels off!!!!

Round 2 Raptor Vs Compi.

The raptor lunges in, grabs compi, but the farting fairy lets off one,the gas fills the room, knoking out all oponents. Barney, Compi and Farting fairy win!!!!!!

YAY!!!!!
from kieran- the offensive (ke5wayz), age 14, Birmingham, The )(*&hole, England; November 24, 2001


BARNEY COOD KIK ANY DINOS ()* ANY DAY!!!

tELL U Wot. FORGET ALL OF THIS DINO STUFF AND GET BACK TO THE REAL WORLD!!! YEAH, DINOS ROOL OR DID, BUT THEY RN'T AROUND ANY MORE. GET A SK8 BOARD AND GET WITH IT.
from Kieran ( kING edWARDZ 5 WAYZ), age 14, Birmingham, )(*& hole, England; November 24, 2001


did yall miss me? i dont think its fair to see who would win Rex vs Al, because by the time Rex came along, Al was long dead.

By the way, in the video game Dino Crisis 1, what are those big blue dinosaurs with the long arms and claws. I thought they were Allosauruses, but they were too small.
from Shane S., age 1000, nowhere, ??????????, ??????; November 24, 2001


The strangest thing in Big Al was when the pack of allosaurs surrounded a large diplodocid... and waited for tmhe sun to kill it. That could be where the weak Allosaurus theory comes from.
from Brad, age 14, Woodville, ON, Canada; November 24, 2001


"So many people here are getting bad impressions of Allosaurus, just because of that damn WWD Big Al program. Wounds do get infected and go septic. Just because a T- Rex had a broken rib and leg and survived doesn't mean that he was OK. He would be thin, battered, starving, slow, parasite ridden, ragged, not the indestructible killing machine that Rex fans see in him. Just becayse there are wounds with signs of healing on skeletons does not mean that the Rex didn't even feel anything. And I know I'm gonna get swarmed by Rex fans, but I'm ready. I'm sure Tim and Brad would agree. And Tom... Gianna, T-master... Honkie? dare I dream?"

I couldn't agree more. But I havn't seen "the ballard of Big AL" so I don't know why people get bad impressions from it.

Brad I like that picture of yours that shows the Sarcosuchus being eaten by Carcharodontosaurus.
from Tom G, age ?, Wouldn't you like to know, ?, ?; November 24, 2001


Here we have it the fight you have all been waiting for!!!!!!!! In the Red corner we have BARNEY!!!!!!!!!!! In the Blue corner we have an ALBERTOSAURUS!!!! Now LEETSS GEETTT REEEAAAADDDDDY TOOOO RUUUUMMMMBLEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barney:I love you you love me
Albertosaurus:DIE 9#@&% (bites barnyes head of)
Barney: Were a happy argh

And Albertosaurus WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!
from ?, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 24, 2001


"Nomen NUDUM!

Don't post it if you think it is going too far, JC."

As much as I tried to laugh...I could not...
from Honkie Tong, age 17, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


Ankylosaurus would not have eaten grass, because grass did not exist in the Cretaceous.
from Brad, age 14, Woodville, ON, Canada; November 23, 2001


The Dinosaur Story saga continues with Chapter I of The Carnotaurus Story.
from Shane S., age 1000, nowhere, ??????????, ??????; November 23, 2001


Paranoyd Child-Begone from these boards. You are annoying. And stupid. Barney's not on this because he's FAKE. Besides, who's heard of a man sized-friendly Albertosaur? Signing off, Alpha Male.
from Alpha Male Deinonychus, age 9, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


immmmmm baaaaaaaaaack!
from Shane S., age 1000, nowhere, ??????????, ??????; November 23, 2001


Why R we talking about which dino will kill which dino? We should like the dino for what it is, not who its better than. My fav. is Utah Raptor, not because it could kill Rex (which I doubt it could).
We should stick to the facts, after all, isn't that is what this forum is about; stating opinions and learning more about these fasinating creatures?

Things sure have changed around here; in the future we'll need passwords? No one can trust anyone here anymore.
from Katie V., age 14, Tabernacle, NJ, U.S.A.; November 23, 2001


Hi Jenja/da masta/wotever

Tell me why isnt barney on this dino site?????

Also, i need info on raptors & rexes- dont ask

cheerz

kizza
from kizza(kieran- ke5wayz), age 14, Birmingham, The _(*hole, England; November 23, 2001


Compsnagathus thing cood kik da rexes (*& any day, hell, 1 comp-thingy could take on a whole load of rexes.

Why dont u ever have barney on your site- or jumpin baths?Then it would kik &^%.

By the way jenya- ive jumped in 2 the pool on warpath

L8r doodz

kizza
from Kieran - ke5wayz, age 14, brum, )(*&hole, england; November 23, 2001


"Ankylosaurus probably ate low-lying shrubs and grass.
New Zealand was connected to Australia, and part of it was below the Antarctic circle."

Ok now I'm confused. I asked my dad if New Zealand was below the antarctic cicle and it turns out that he knows heaps about it. Here is what he says.
In 1978 I was part of an expedition from my Universtity in Wellington New Zealand to the trans-antartic mountains in the lower Ross Sea Region of Antarctic - now about 80 degrees south. This was shortly after the first dinosaur fossil bones had been found in the region, along with lots of "lush" vergetation fossils around 180m years old. Our aim was to try and figure out if that part of GondwanaLand had been at its present position, and there the climate must have been much warmer, or if the whole land mass had been further north. We did this by taking small core samples (10cm long by 2cm wide) of the rock near the fossils, and taking careful measurements by the alignment of the sun and time to get the exact orientation of the rock sample. We took some 1000 samples and I took these to Flagstaff Arizona where the US Geological Survey had a machine (1 of only two in the world then - the Russians had the other)called a cryogenic magnetometer that could measure very very weak magnetic fields by cooling the sample to near absolute zero. By measuring the alignment of the magnetic field (called the magnetic dip) we could figure out what latitude the rock was at at the time it was heated and cooled by the nearby lava flows that came with the volcanic activity that happened as Gondwana Land broke up into pieces (and formed Australia, NZ, India etc). The realignment of the magnetic field lines happens when any magnet is heated to a certain temperature. Well, what we figured out was that this area of the mountains was at about 35 degrees south at that time. Gondwana Land was probably drifting slowly south at the time. However we only got good results from about 8 of the 1000 samples (the others had been heated too much by the lava, or not enough to cause realignment at 180m yrs - the rock was actually much older). For the next few years other scientists continued this work, but I moved into another field and lost touch with the research. So, in my experience anyway, I would say New Zealand was probably not in the Antarctic circle in the early Cretaceous. But I could be wrong and there may be new facts I don't know about! Peter G.

Now I don't know whether to belive what Tim M, Da Masta and Walking with dinosaurs say or whether to belive what my dad says.
from Tom G, age 12, ?, ?, New Zealand; November 23, 2001


Ankylosaurus probably ate low-lying shrubs and grass.
New Zealand was connected to Australia, and part of it was below the Antarctic circle.

from Tim M., age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


T.Rex beats just about any other dino competetor fair and square.
from ?, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


"I beg to differ,Its brain may have been the largest but the brain to body ratio seems to influence animal inteligence,more than the size of that brain. The Troodontids and Dromeosaurs had the largest brain to body ratio.(Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs)"

What is do you differ about in my post? I merely stated the fact the T.rex has the largest brain of any dinosaur, not the largest brain to body ratio. So you do not differ, but in actuality agree with me. Or do you disagree that T.rex had the largest brain of any dinosaur?

I do not disagree with what was stated,just what was implied,that T rex was the most intelligent BECAUSE it had the largest brain.
from Phoenix, age 16, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


Actually, intelligence is sometimes seen as how "supple" the animal is (we tend to think faster animals are somehow smarter). Having a high brain to body ratio means you have a higher neuron to muscle ratio, allowing you to be more agile and supple. But if you are wondering if that's a measure of intelligence as in "humanly" intelligence, brain to body weight ratio is hardly a way to go, if not, certain species of animals would be considered more intelligent then us humans! The structure of the brain matters drastically, as in how complex and advanced the brain is, and how much is really devoted to complex thinking, which is not really alot in most animals. In terms of "human" intelligence, Tyrannosaurus was probably on-par, if not superior to the raptors, given his more complex brain and better system resources due to the larger size.

The structure of an animals brain DOES factor in determining a its intelligence,however ,nearly half of T.rex's brain was used for sensory reception,it also lacked to complex folds and crevises of todays "inteligent" animals, the Hominids and cetacea.(these folds increase the surface area of the brain drastically,giving more room for nurons) take a look at the below link.Also if the brain to body ratio is low, it forces the brain to uses more of its nurons for body functions,cutting down on the number that can be used for "thinking"
http://www.seismosaur.com/Brain.jpg
T rex intelligence was probably on par with modern ground running birds,not terrible intelgent creatures when it come to thought but still fairly smart.
If I am able to find a cast of a dromeosaurid skull I will post it,however just from what I have read the dromeosaurid brain cavity is not only larger proportunatly,but has a larger percentage of its brain dedicated to thinking(however it still only compares to modern theropods not chimpanzee intelligence here).

However what this really seems to be is a debate over which was smarter and could kill the other...something that really is quite pointless to argue.

However becasue I am unable to cite my sources (something that is extreamly important in scientific debates) I will continue no further into this.Perhaps when I find a nice PDF paper from a reputable sorce I will return to "spar" with you,until then best dinosaur wishes!
from Phoenix, age 16, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


One last post today! - what do you call a dino porn star (Get no ideas, I don't like it and I'm not saying that it is good and you should see it, etc.)

Nomen NUDUM!

Don't post it if you think it is going too far, JC.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001
You're certainly pushing the limit. JC


"Oh, well, fine, I'm not posting anything here for a while. Because now I suppose I'm wrong about everything"

Choo MEAN? Your hardly ever wrong! Don't let the REALLY Fanatical fans overwhelm you! Fight! Grrrrrrrrrr...

OK, now I'll stop posting messages, for today. I'm only human, and I get real tired doing this after a few hours. And I wanna write WCW dinoz... heavyweights fighting today are Sue vs Firestorm... but never assume anything, you never know exactly WHAT will happen...

And casualties are rare by the way. You'll soon get to know all the dinoz in it...

Also, Big Poppa Crunch (the rex chosen to the fight the spino) will be fighting whirlwind, (who gets body armour. And 30% of the fans.) It's only fiction by the way, too, so don't get too hot... maybe 5% is more realistic, but still...

Episode 2's star special match is Copperjaw (who is fighting for the U.S. title in episode 1) vs. An Allosaur, not yet chosen...
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


I'm confused. Wasn't sean a priest of the rex church?
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


Honkie, was that REALLY your girlfreind? I never imagined you like that.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


"Dinosaurs have been around for 230 million years and are still going strong!
from Brad"

Sorry, my brain is a bit of a mess. Brad is right. 256 mya is when the triassic started...
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


"HOW LONG DID DINOSAURS LIVE"

256 million years. A damn long time. Oh yeah...
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


"Allosaurus has two letter "L"s in it. L is reat for making words like Laughable, Lame and Loser.
from LiLLy, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 19, 2001"

Take a close look at your name please. 3 l's. Laughable, lame, loser. No offense, just I wanna get something straight. Allosaurus is not a wimp. Either is T - Rex.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


"ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CLARITY OF MY POSTS?"

Argh...too many inapporiate caps...too bright...subject is not clear..."

Specify. What do you want me to tell you?
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


The masta will now try to answer everything!

"All of you people are lame!!!!! why do you care?!"

You don't like it; go away!
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


So many people here are getting bad impressions of Allosaurus, just because of that damn WWD Big Al program. Wounds do get infected and go septic. Just because a T- Rex had a broken rib and leg and survived doesn't mean that he was OK. He would be thin, battered, starving, slow, parasite ridden, ragged, not the indestructible killing machine that Rex fans see in him. Just becayse there are wounds with signs of healing on skeletons does not mean that the Rex didn't even feel anything. And I know I'm gonna get swarmed by Rex fans, but I'm ready. I'm sure Tim and Brad would agree. And Tom... Gianna, T-master... Honkie? dare I dream?
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


Does anyone else like to watch Discovery's "The Bonehead Detectives of the Paleoworld"? It has many interviews with famous paleontologists. (Bakker still holds onto his Migrating Disease extinction theory.)
from Brad, age 14, Woodville, ON, Canada; November 23, 2001


I really like Tom's new drawings. The pose and perspective on that Dilophosaurus is really cool. It's always great when paleoartists don't just draw the side of a dinosaur.
from Brad, age 14, Woodville, ON, Canada; November 23, 2001


"I'd imagine Triceratops living in open plains. If you observe modernday creatures you see that none of te large Pachyderms live in forests. The Tapir lives in forests but its not very big. I think animals like Triceratops would have lived in Savanna like landscapes."

Actually, there are dwarf elephants that live in forests, but yes. Trikes would have cought their frills in vegetation, etc.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


"I have a few questions (they are not trivia questions). What kind of plants did Anklyosaurus eat?. Was New Zealand connected to Australia in the Early-Middle Cretaceous or was it a seperate island? And was New Zealand inside the antartic circle in the early-middle cretaceous?"

Sure. Ankylosaurs wheren't choosy eaters, they'd eat anything they could reach (up to about 2.5m off the ground.) Any low - growing vegetation. New Zealand was connected to western Australia, which was connected to Antarctica. And yes, I think N Z was inside the antarctic circle, but it wouldn't have been that cold; warm equatorial currents would have flowed into the polar regions warming them up.
from da masta, age 14, Choo wanna know for?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


The reason why these V.raptors vs. T.rex debate is hardly a challange is because while we struggle to find out what exactly the V.raptors can do to T.rex to hurt him, we find that question is extremely easly to answer vice versa for the T.rex.
from ?, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


"I beg to differ,Its brain may have been the largest but the brain to body ratio seems to influence animal inteligence,more than the size of that brain. The Troodontids and Dromeosaurs had the largest brain to body ratio.(Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs)"

Actually, intelligence is sometimes seen as how "supple" the animal is (we tend to think faster animals are somehow smarter). Having a high brain to body ratio means you have a higher neuron to muscle ratio, allowing you to be more agile and supple. But if you are wondering if that's a measure of intelligence as in "humanly" intelligence, brain to body weight ratio is hardly a way to go, if not, certain species of animals would be considered more intelligent then us humans! The structure of the brain matters drastically, as in how complex and advanced the brain is, and how much is really devoted to complex thinking, which is not really alot in most animals. In terms of "human" intelligence, Tyrannosaurus was probably on-par, if not superior to the raptors, given his more complex brain and better system resources due to the larger size.

Besides, I doubt "human" type intelligence plays a large factor in these dinofights. Dinosaur intelligence, which exceptional for reptiles, are still pretty moderate for the advanced reptiles aka. birds of today. So we won't see raptors coming up with traps and plans. Intellignce was possesed by both animals only enough to get through their lives problems, not really affording them with a significant advantage in this kind of engagement (though in a fight between Tyrannosaurus and Allosaurus, this kind of intelligence will be certainly be shown). I think the advantages really afforded by Velociraptor's high EQ was enhanced agility, necessary for him to have a chance of survivng against Tyrannosaurus. Tyrannosaurus' brain was also big to give him enhanced agility for his size, but the real advantage came in the senses for he had far larger and more developed areas in his brain for dealing with sensory information. He could smell better, hear better and see better then the Velociraptors.
from Leonard, age 14, ?, ?, ?; November 23, 2001


"If Tyrannosaurus lowers his mouth to the ground to take a bite out of one Velociraptor, could the rest of the pack jump onto the tyrannosaur's head and start slashing at the nose and eyes? That kind of damage would affect rex's ability to survive."

I've considered that possibility. But given the fact that a hit to the nose is mainly superfical (most of T.rex's important smelling equipment is buried safely within his skull) and most probably insignificant, unless the Velociraptors are intentionally trying to pick T.rex's nose, which I doubt its possible. Tyrannsaur eyes are also recessed to protect them from damage when attack prey with the head. Besides, I'm pretty sure the Tyrannosaur would dislodge the Velociraptors off quite easily with a quick shake of the head, and the resulting fall would be very bad for the Velociraptor. The head is a hard target hard for the Velociraptors to cause serious damage unless they get the eyes, which is quite unlikely. On the other hand, I think the Velociraptors would be scattering from the Tyrannosaur's head whenever it lowers it's head to the ground to strike, rather then running towards it and trying to clamber onto it! I would if I was a Velociraptor!
from Leonard, age 14, ?, ?, ?; November 22, 2001


Joseph H, about your extinction theory. If there was a big flood and sea reptiles died from not going to the surface quick enough it would maen that crocodiles and turtles would die from not going to the surface quick enough aswell.
from Tom G, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 22, 2001


I have a few questions (they are not trivia questions). What kind of plants did Anklyosaurus eat?. Was New Zealand connected to Australia in the Early-Middle Cretaceous or was it a seperate island? And was New Zealand inside the antartic circle in the early-middle cretaceous?
from Tom G, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 22, 2001


"I beg to differ,Its brain may have been the largest but the brain to body ratio seems to influence animal inteligence,more than the size of that brain. The Troodontids and Dromeosaurs had the largest brain to body ratio.(Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs)"

What is do you differ about in my post? I merely stated the fact the T.rex has the largest brain of any dinosaur, not the largest brain to body ratio. So you do not differ, but in actuality agree with me. Or do you disagree that T.rex had the largest brain of any dinosaur?
from Ten-Shun, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 22, 2001


Hi all, I'm new here but I love dinosaurs, always have. Anyway, my thoughts on dino's extinction is wierd. I think that it was some kind of flood. I mean all the water would drown the dinosaurs. The other reptiles is sorted. The flying ones could fly over the water but would eventully have to eat and would die of hunger. The swimming ones would need air and the waters would be too high for them to get up in time. Obviously, it was have to be a world wide flood.
from Joseph H., age 10, Oviedo, Fl, USA; November 22, 2001


I belive I've seen you there as well!
I'm just trying to get more people interested in Paleontology,instead of JP dogma...I doubt I'll be here often though.

from Phoenix, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 22, 2001


Phoenix: Welcome to DinoTalk! There have been depressing periods in this site's history, but its usually a good place to discuss dinosaurs. We all know that Tyrannosaurus and Velociraptor never fought, but it just keeps being brought up! I'm not sure what kind of hypotetical situation this is, but I think the rex and the 'raptors have somehow been engineered to instictively try to kill each other. :) And I don't think the 'raptors would win, I just wonder if its possible.

Go ahead and leave if you want to. We'll talk at Gondolend.
from Brad, age 14, Woodville, ON, Canada; November 22, 2001


You're right, 'raptors wouldn't drive the entire length of their claws into prey. Forget about that.

If Tyrannosaurus lowers his mouth to the ground to take a bite out of one Velociraptor, could the rest of the pack jump onto the tyrannosaur's head and start slashing at the nose and eyes? That kind of damage would affect rex's ability to survive.
from Brad, age 14, Woodville, ON, Canada; November 22, 2001


Ekk!!!,I remember seeing a link to this site on my Earth Science teachers web site last year..It really is quite depressing.There are quite a few misconceptions floating around here; I hope to clear some of these up.

"Why are people saying that Velociraptor could do no damage at all to Tyrannosaurus? Would Tyrannosaurus not bleed from cuts that were 10 cm deep? How thick is tyrannosaur skin?"

We can't be sure. Pretty thick I should imagine. Whale sharks have 18cm thick skin, humans just less a millimeter. No more than 5cm for T - Rex though, I think''

Not only can skin thickness not be determined from fossilized imprints,but these two animals never would have met in real life. V.mongoliensis was found in Mongolia and T.rex in western North America.Even in a hypothetical situation these two probably would not have encountered each other.V.mongoliensis was only 6' long and very lightly built,in life it could not have weighed over 120lbs. T.rex was well over 35' long and had very stout bones,today predators with this much differance in body build to not trade blows.

"Here you are plain wrong, R-O-N-G, wrong. Studies conducted on Stan the T.rex, which boasts the most complete skull of any other tyrannosaur specimen, indicate that T.rex actually had the largest brain of ANY dinosaur. Twice the size of its more primitive conspecifics (such as Giganotosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus), and that's excluding the olfactory lobe"

I beg to differ,Its brain may have been the largest but the brain to body ratio seems to influence animal inteligence,more than the size of that brain. The Troodontids and Dromeosaurs had the largest brain to body ratio.(Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs)

"And Velociraptor probably couldn't open doors. Its hands did not move the way shown in JP.''
This is probably true,I'll explain later

Mmmmmm. The maniraptora are distinguished by a moon shaped bone in the wrist that I think help the wrist to be flexible. They in theory, could open doors, but I think that they lack the intelligence to do so.

The Maniraptors DO have simi lunate carple(wrist) bones,however this feature is also shared with their closest relatives the Aves. This set up makes it impossible for maniraptors to pronate(face the hands downward like in JP) the hands,instead they were held like a bird wing is,with the palms facing inward.

anyhow,I'll end my ranting and leave you children to fight,however if any of you are truely interested in the science of paleontology come by my website and I'll show you some VERY good places to start on the internet.
http://www.corona_borealis.homestead.com/home.html

from Phoenix, age 16, ?, ?, US; November 22, 2001


"Why are people saying that Velociraptor could do no damage at all to Tyrannosaurus? Would Tyrannosaurus not bleed from cuts that were 10 cm deep? How thick is tyrannosaur skin?"

I'm pretty sure if a hamster bit me I would bleed (trust me I know). But I would probably have to take quite a large amount of hamster bites before I die. Besides, I seriously wonder how would the Velociraptors use their sickle claws. Slashing action is done with the tip, so any cut would hardly be 10 cm deep. On the other hand, what parts of a Tyrannosaur would be convient for them to strike? The leg? That's fine, but pretty hard to do. If they are on the Tyrannosaur (a very unlikely situtation), I would assume they will be using their sickle claws to grapple. But a kick in any case will not cause a 10 centimeter wound. That would involve burying the claw to the hilt, which would be more of a stab then a kick (not possible given the claw's cresent shape) Unless the Tyrannosaurus is denuded of a large area of his skin, I doubt he would be seriously affected by anything a group of Velociraptors could throw. The Velociraptors are unable to employ most of their weapons on the Tyrannosaurus anyway, being at down at its feet. I suppose they could try striking at a Tyrannosaur's feet, but that would be next to impossible to hit or injure seriously, when it's moving (I doubt the Tyrannosaur would allow Velociraptor/s to have an easy go at it's feet by just standing there), and a kick from a Tyrannosaur foot, intentional or not, would put a Velociraptor well out of the fight. The only chance the Velociraptors will have of coming close to threatening the Tyrannosaur would be to swarm it. But that in itsef is extremely risky, and a fall or a slip would prove fatal. And getting onto the Tyrannosaur itself would be a problem. They certainly can't just leap onto the Tyrannosaur or scale it like a cat, raptors don't look like great climbers to me and the Tyrannosaur is too big and tall that they can't jump onto it (even if they could jump up six feet, which I suspect is a high estimate). And I doubt the Tyrannosaur would make it easy for it too. As long as the Velociraptors are on the ground, which they are going to stay, they really can't do anything much at all, and instead are completey at risk of being smited by a jaw or a Tyrannosaur foot. They can't have any real chance, no matter how slim it may be, unless things were going very badly for the Tyrannosaur. In an engagement between a group of 100 velociraptors and one Tyrannosaurus, I think the Velociraptors will take serious losses without doing much to the Tyrannosaur until their number is so depleted that they cease to exist as a viable threat to a Tyrannosaurus, which chases them away. Heck, I think a Tyrannosaur could chase away 100 Velociraptor, pretty much like a lion scattering jackals.
from Mac, age 15, ?, ?, ?; November 22, 2001


"Trikes are big bulky animals. I can't image them living in dense forests."

Why not? Elephants do it all the time. In fact, many now-extinct elephants were considerably larger then todays' species, and they lived in dense forests.
from Honkie Tong, age 17, ?, ?, ?; November 22, 2001


"Why are people saying that Velociraptor could do no damage at all to Tyrannosaurus? Would Tyrannosaurus not bleed from cuts that were 10 cm deep? How thick is tyrannosaur skin?"

Hmm, there's where the problem is. (I seriously doubt Velociraptor could inflict 10 cm deep wounds by the way, it would mean burying to sickle claw to the hilt, which is hardly possible. A gash is more likely.) Even if they can penetrate the Tyrannosaur skin, it'll pretty much as revelant to a T.rex as a papercut is to us. Another problem is, I wonder how are they going to really hurt the T.rex? By swarming it like ants and climbing all over it? It would seem to me that the only acess to T.rexes' body would be by climbing up the legs, and I seriously doubt Velociraptor had sufficent jump capacity to reach 13 feet up where they can get an optinmal hold. Scaling the Tyrannosaur leg like a tree would not be a really good option to me either. I doubt raptors are any sort of good climbers, certainly not on a moving Tyrannosaur. So they'll be restricted to engaging Tyrannosaurus on the ground. Which is kinda bad, because they can't really do much besides dodge the Tyrannosaur. A Velociraptor is kinda like a nasty cat when threatened, but hardly what we can consider deadily enough even in masses to threaten a Tyrannosaur. Horner has proposed that small, dog-sized "raptors" in packs of seven could kill large prey like Anatotitan or Triceratops, but that's Horner. Despite being mean for their size, Velociraptors aren't really a threat to very much larger animals at all.
from Honkie Tong, age 17, ?, ?, ?; November 22, 2001


I was in Grade 6 a few years ago.
from Tim M., age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 22, 2001


We've found a skin print of T-Rex, so we know that the skin had a pebbly texture, but this doesn't really tell us much about the thickness of its skin. Whales have thick skin to keep them warm in the water, so T-Rex wouldn't need that. I'd say not more than 5 cm
from Tim M., age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 22, 2001


I'd imagine Triceratops living in open plains. If you observe modernday creatures you see that none of te large Pachyderms live in forests. The Tapir lives in forests but its not very big. I think animals like Triceratops would have lived in Savanna like landscapes.
from Tim M., age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 22, 2001


Kylie, look at this forum a few weeks earlier to see my and Tim M's extinction theories. I am about 110% certain they are quite accurate.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 22, 2001


JC, when Brad put up

Pterodata

You could click on it and you would be taken to Pterodata. I'm not complaining here, just do you have to do something special to make part of your sentence a link?
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 22, 2001
If you know html (like Brad), you can put in your own tags. If you put tags in a link you reference, I usually put the tags in (if you've put in the entire URL and after I've checked out the link). JC


"Thank you da masta you really know what your'e talking about.
from AlloRex, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001 "

Is that sarcasm? Or not?

"Why are people saying that Velociraptor could do no damage at all to Tyrannosaurus? Would Tyrannosaurus not bleed from cuts that were 10 cm deep? How thick is tyrannosaur skin?"

We can't be sure. Pretty thick I should imagine. Whale sharks have 18cm thick skin, humans just less a millimeter. No more than 5cm for T - Rex though, I think.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 22, 2001


Trikes are big bulky animals. I can't image them living in dense forests.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 22, 2001


I only ever use my name (or nick.) You should have learnt that by now. See earlier vote ur fav dino forum.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 22, 2001


Kiowa, try the site

Pterodata

Fish - eaters with long crests at the back of their heads and 6m wingspans. They have no teeth. Just check the site out.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 22, 2001


hay yall i'm back again, so wat yall been up too? well i'll tell ya what its like in daa hood, well a friend of a friend of mine got shot in a drive by this morning & his assingment was due tomorrow & now he gets let off his assignment just caus he is dead & i still have to do mine how sucky is that man. so cauld you please give me info on the pteranodons. thanks bub. i'll love ya and leave ya. from Kiowa.
from Kiowa A, age 16, miami, usa, America; November 21, 2001


Hey all my people in da house. How'z it hangin? well i just had this thought you know what im sayin and i was thinkin how exactly did the D'saurs die? coz everyone thinks they know but how are they 110% sure? you know what im sayin? well i got'sta fly my people!
hit me back just to chat truley yours you biggest fan this is Kylie

from Kylie.H, age 17, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; November 21, 2001


whats ur problem da masta? it dont matter if ur a regular er not. u stay under ur name dont go scruin with others reps.
from paranoyed child, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


how many people in here r in gr. 6???

thats 1 for me cuz i am
from paranoyed child, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


CRUNCH, i dont think any1 can be completely sure whether it did or not. it might have just been the way the code was programed. every code is made by some1. that might have been what the code creater thought.
from paranoyed child, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


I have a computer game where you make a zoo, and I did a code and put a triceritops in a cage. The game makes triceritops like a savvanah, did triceritops live in a rainforesty, or jungly area, or did they live in a savvanah area, I always thought that they were forest dinos, can someone answer my question?
from CRUNCH, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


"Pip up and do learn the English Language."

What is wrong with you? you're the one using the word "pip".

And I'm not saying Honkie's wrong. I was just stating my understanding of the term. I'll thank you not to insult me. If you want to blame someone, blame my gr. 6 teacher who taught me this.

And don't worry "da masta," I'll still be hanging around. It's just been a little funny for me the last little while.
from Skeptic, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


Insanic if you think stegasaurus is not dangerous and only is if you are stupid enough to get caught on its tail end. Then you could say tricertops isn't dangerous unless you are stupid enough to get caught on head end.
Damn have to go to school

from Tom G, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


Thank you da masta you really know what your'e talking about.
from AlloRex, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


Why are people saying that Velociraptor could do no damage at all to Tyrannosaurus? Would Tyrannosaurus not bleed from cuts that were 10 cm deep? How thick is tyrannosaur skin?
from Brad, age 14, Fenelon Falls, ON, Canada; November 21, 2001


But the maniraptor's palm always faced inwards; the palm cannot face down as in JP.
from Brad, age 14, Fenelon Falls, ON, Canada; November 21, 2001


Did I miss anything Skeptic said or has he gone for good? I hope not. And this bloody Allo vs Rex fan war has cost us the damn best trivia now. For a while, anyway. And Gianna's right. Allo is the best Jurassic carnivore, even if T - Rex could kill it.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


"Hardosaurs, fast, robust and quite intelligent animals. "

You where really struggling to invent some reasons to why hadrosaurs where dangerous. Robust. So? Fast? T - Rex can run 'em down. Intelligent??? What? Not THAT intelligent. Cow - like intelligence.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


Allosaurischian, IF you are the gremlin then be ashamed. I even stuck up for Sean S but writing as someone else and causing confusion is an unforgiveable crime in my opinion. If T - master forgives you, that really says something about T - master. Something good. (Allo, I'm not talking about you. If you are not the gremlin.)
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


"Someone typed that I said I don't like dinos. Someone just put my name there to be mean. I did not say that. It is getting really annoying that people are putting there name as others and saying bad things, even if they don't day anything rude, it's still bad."

Jeez, I'm sorry for you T- master. "Gremlin" person, this is war. Me and the zoomDinosaurs regulars vs. you.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


Soon WCW Dinosaurs will start. Thanks for the weights again Tim. Originally there where going to be 3 "previews" of the WCW Dinoz building. But the first one was interrupted by two annoying fools asking irritating questions. So I decided to do only one more. But I lost it. So the very next thing I will send on the "post your dino stories" thing will be the first ever episode of Dino WCW. Bloodbath will follow soon.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


Compare the tyrannosaur's brain cast to a model of a human brain and you will see.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


"What to do !?
The forum is being taken over by T-Rex Allosaurus battles!
I must say that I agree with what Rex fans are saying, but can we leave this subject behind? Way too much time is being spent on T-Rex vs. every dinosaur battles that have come up many a time before."

Yes! This battle is taking up space! Can't both sides agree that both Allo and T - Rex are powerful predators? C' mon people!
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


"Was da masta asking a trivia question or did he want to know about Kakuru?"

I was asking a trivia question.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


"And Velociraptor probably couldn't open doors. Its hands did not move the way shown in JP."

Mmmmmm. The maniraptora are distinguished by a moon shaped bone in the wrist that I think help the wrist to be flexible. They in theory, could open doors, but I think that they lack the intelligence to do so.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


The school comupters are so rubbish and on weekdays I have so little time at home that I have sent few messages the last few days. And I can't answer everything anymore.
What a shame.
"what are there skeleton like ? WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
how big is tere skeleton ? WHOE'S SKELETON?
what spicel thing dons the skeleton let then do that humans can't do ? SACRA? I DON'T KNOW. THE SACRA, SPIKES IN THE FRONT OF A VERTEBRA, STICK INTO HOLES IN THE BACK OF THE FRONT VERTABRA, SO THE BACKBONE CAN MOVE UP AND DOWN, BUT NOT RIGHT AND LEFT. IS THAT IT?
how many bonse do they have ? DEPENDS. ON THE SPECIES.
what are it bones made off ?" CALCIUM.

When I said "TRY ARGUINING WITH YOUR FORM TUTOR, IT HELPS TO RELEASE ANGER" I was just giving helpful advice Gianna. Or trying to.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


This is getting pathetic. People are getting off this site for a while because of this idiotic gang warfare!

"Oh, well, fine, I'm not posting anything here for a while. Because now I suppose I'm wrong about everything, Allosaurus can't be all that bad. It was the best carnivore of the Jurassic.
I won't post for a while just read yours. I STILL THINK THAT T.Rex could kill Allosaurus I'm not sure if it'll die later. Whoever laughed at my idea sure doesn't have respect for other people's opinions.
from Gianna, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 20, 2001 "

That's another person gone for a while because of this. Can't people respect each other?

T - rex and Allo can both inflict severe damage, but even though T- rex is the stronger, both are great predators.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


"DA MASTA- Do you mean 'Kakuru'? If you do its name means "rainbow serpent" because it was known from an opal tibia. It was named by Molnar and Pledge.
Bye!!!"

Well done Buffy C.

Also, if I become a victim of a "gremlin" I hope you will recognise that it is not me. I hope you know me sufficiently well as to know that I do not attack anyone actively or do anything very stupid here.

JC - Is there any way of barring people who have abused people by sending false messages as someone else?
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001
No, ntoright now. We'd have to change the set up so that you have to sign up, pick a user name, and then post messages. JC


"Alright!! I'll tell you their weights in metric tonnes.

Torvosaurus: 2-5 tonnes
Allosaurus(Fragilis): 1-1.7 tonnes
Alioramus: 0.7 to 1 tonne
Dilophosaurus: 0.3 to 0.45 tonnes
Piatnitskysaurus: 0.25 to 0.3 tonnes
Utahraptor:1 tonne
Carcharodontosaurus:7 to 8 tonnes
Piveteausaurus: I honestly don't know, check the Dinosauricon Genus index
Suchomimus:Don't know, don't think there's an estimate yet.
Spinosaurus:4 to 7 tonnes (I think)
Baryonyx:1.5 to 2 tonnes
Cryolophosaurus: Probably 0.5 to 1.5 tonnes
Megaraptor: around 1 tonne
Indosuchus:Around 1 tonne
Indosaurus: around 0.7 to 1 tonne
Albertosaurus:1.8 to 2.5 tonnes
Daspletosaurus:2 to 3.5 tonnes
Tarbosaurus baatar: 4 to 5 tonnes
Tarbosaurus efremovi: 3 to 4 tonnes
Ceratosaurus:0.5 to 1 tonne
Proceratosaurus: 0.1 tonne
Megalosaurus:0.9 to 1.5 tonnes
Carnotaurus:1 tonne
Majungatholus: don't know
Acrocanthosaurus:2 to 4 tonnes
Nanotyrannus: not sure, probably less than 1.5 tonnes
Alectrosaurus: 0.5 to 1.5 tonnes
Neovenator: Don't know
Afrovenator: Not sure
Yangchuanosaurus: 3.5 tonnes
Szechuanosaurus: 0.1 to 0.15 tonnes
Gasosaurus:0.15 tonnes
Gorgosaurus:2.5 tonnes
Lilliensternus:0.4 tonnes

WHEW!!
Hope that helps.
from Tim M., age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 17, 2001 "

Wow! Thanks Tim! Well done! You've saved me loads of time!
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; November 21, 2001


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