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[ERROR] No.28472210 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original] [4plebs] [archived.moe]

Was in a thread on /tv/ about a new Jurassic Park movie, when this fucking thing got brought up.

>G. blacki, basically a 3m tall orang-utan

>lived alongside humans at one point

>no evidence to suggest that it ate humans but you never know

Makes for a good monster, imo.

>> No.28472229

>> No.28472247

>> No.28472262

>>28472210
>no evidence to suggest that it ate humans

Nothing to say it didn't beat people to death through. It probably did it just for the thrill of killing.

>> No.28472274

>his name was James Russel

>> No.28472346

Also, this was posted too.

I haven't read up on it, but to me it looks like an elephant-sized rat.

>> No.28472374

>>28472346
Rats must look real weird in your house. Do you mean dogs?

>> No.28472411

>>28472346
Andrewsarchus was the biggest predatory mammal on land. Also was on it's way to evolve hooves. Too bad it died out, hoofed predators would've been kinda cool.

>> No.28472456

>>28472411
Well, the more related cousin of this monster than lives right know are the goats. So giant killer goat anyone?

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>>28472346

>> No.28472482

>>28472247
Do G. Blacki's shit in the woods?

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>> No.28472582

>>28472374
It's mainly the snout that got me thinking "Rat".

>>28472456
>the more related cousin of this monster than lives right know are the goats.

themoreyouknow.jpg

>> No.28472611

>>28472482
Is the pope Protestant?

>> No.28472622

>>28472229
>>28472210
Giant orangutans would be our pals.

>> No.28472688

>>28472210
You want monsters?
Try Pistol Shrimp or Peacock Mantis Shrimp the size of a car.

>> No.28472730

>>28472411
Yeah, they were the greatgrampas of goats and sheep, no kidding.

>> No.28472768

Do you think it raped humans?

>> No.28472813

>>28472688
Anon, EVERY arthropod is monster level if it's the size of a car.

>> No.28472824

>>28472813
Even butterflies? Herbivores should be fine. Like really big horses.

>> No.28472886

>>28472824
Does this look like the face of mercy to you?
But seriously, when you have a species that eat hundreds of time their own weight before metamorfosis, they are pretty horrifiyin if they are car sized.

>> No.28472917

>>28472813
Yeah, but not every arthropod can easily surpass the sound barrier...underwater, with a punch that is like being hit with a caliber .22 bullet, or generate fucking plasma snapping their claw.
Pistol shrimp weapon:
>The animal snaps a specialized claw shut to create a cavitation bubble that generates acoustic pressures of up to 80 kPa at a distance of 4 cm from the claw. As it extends out from the claw, the bubble reaches speeds of 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) and releases a sound reaching 218 decibels.[11] The pressure is strong enough to kill small fish.
>The snap can also produce sonoluminescence from the collapsing cavitation bubble. As it collapses, the cavitation bubble reaches temperatures of over 5,000 K (4,700 °C).[15] In comparison, the surface temperature of the sun is estimated to be around 5,800 K (5,500 °C).

>> No.28472969

>>28472456
El Chupacabra!

name got reversed like with orca.

>> No.28472976

>>28472917
Yeah, I know about the Pistol Shrimp, I was gonna mention it's on its own weight of horrifiying.
But a caterpillar that eats a whole forest isn't something to take lightly because there are worst things.

>> No.28472987

>>28472210

Welcome to die

>> No.28473029

>>28472730
More like the cousins of the great grandpas who never got any kids of their own, but you're close enough.

>> No.28473038

Deinocheirus is amused by this thread.

>> No.28473051

>>28472917
Mantis Shrimp has two appendages that look like clubs
>are capable of inflicting serious damage on victims significantly greater in size than themselves. In smashers, these two weapons are employed with blinding quickness, with an acceleration of 10,400 g (102,000 m/s2 or 335,000 ft/s2) and speeds of 23 m/s from a standing start,[7] about the acceleration of a .22 calibre bullet.[8][9] Because they strike so rapidly, they generate cavitation bubbles between the appendage and the striking surface.[7] The collapse of these cavitation bubbles produces measurable forces on their prey in addition to the instantaneous forces of 1,500 newtons that are caused by the impact of the appendage against the striking surface, which means that the prey is hit twice by a single strike; first by the claw and then by the collapsing cavitation bubbles that immediately follow.[10] Even if the initial strike misses the prey, the resulting shock wave can be enough to stun or kill the prey.

Plus they have the best eyes in the animal kingdom

>> No.28473085

>>28473038
Do you even claws?

>> No.28473116

When in doubt, throw in a monstrous insect.

>> No.28473117

>>28472987
There was a height comparison pic of this thing next to a Giraffe. IT WAS BIGGER THAN A FUCKING GIRAFFE.

>> No.28473131

>>28473051
>>28472917
Jesus fucking crist, this is worst than anything that lives on the surface

>> No.28473141

>>28473116
>insect

Go stand in the shame corner, and think about what you've done.

>> No.28473153

>>28473085
Rip and tear.

>> No.28473175

>>28473141
Why would I do that when I could annoy you more? By posting these cold-blooded reptiles for example.

>> No.28473205

>>28472346
>>28472411

My name is Andrew- how have I not heard of this before?

>> No.28473206

>>28472886
No. No, it does not.

>> No.28473208

>>28473175
Dinosaurs were warm blooded, you fool!

>> No.28473228

>>28473175
Anon, nobody dislikes dinosaurs... Nobody.

>> No.28473231

>>28473206
It almost looks like something stitched its face back together.

>> No.28473249

>>28473228
That face.

It looks so fucking happy. Like, the happiest dinosaur ever.

>> No.28473263

What's going on in this thread?

>> No.28473270

>>28473208
An argument can be made via recent studies suggesting that they were luke-warm blooded.

>> No.28473294

>>28473228
How big is that thing in comparison to things that currently exist?
Car? Van? Elephant?

>>28473263
That looks like something from a manga with a man's face in an animal costume.
I am extremely unsettled by this.

>> No.28473302

>>28473263
Not much friend.

>> No.28473304

>>28473231
Yeah, it's creepy.

>> No.28473331

>>28473228
Except dudes that are getting eaten by dinosaurs.

>> No.28473334

>>28473270
I don't know what that could mean. Is it like limited body temeprature control? Do go on

>> No.28473345

So how many of these have you killed throughout your adventuring career?

And yes, dire wolves used to be a real thing before they died out and eventually became generic low-level RPG enemies.

>> No.28473354

>>28473294
Fear not. We killed them all. With fire and flint

>> No.28473371

>>28473294
>How big is that thing in comparison to things that currently exist?Car? Van? Elephant?
I belive it weas small car sized, but it could use it's tail as dented whip

>> No.28473405

>>28473371
Best steed.
It's like a cross between Steggy and Anky.

>> No.28473407

>>28473331
No, even they love Dinosaurs.
In their last moments they realise how been eaten by a dinosaur is a death at the same level of dyin in glorious battle or sky diving in a hurakan.

>> No.28473411

>>28473038
D'aww! That's adorable, she just wants a hug!

>> No.28473419

>>28473345
I CAST TAR PIT

>> No.28473425

>>28473294
Yes, there's definitely something very unsettling about the short-faced bear, it almost looks like a human in a weird way. I'm glad they're dead, they'd freak me out so much otherwise.

>> No.28473442

>>28473085
Thankfully, that thing is an herbivore.

>> No.28473454

>>28473294
Unsure about that one, but its cousin was pic related

>> No.28473496

>>28473249
Everyday is great when your a dinosaur!

>> No.28473504

>>28473442
Yeah, everyone knows herbivores are harmless.

>> No.28473536

>>28473294
I don't know about that species in particular, but it's cousin, the Ankylosaurus is about the size of a pickup truck, AND it has a kickass mace on the end of it's tail to boot.

>> No.28473542

>stealthy extinct animal thread on /tg/
I love this board so much.

>> No.28473546

>>28473504
But the hippopotamus is an omnivore.

>> No.28473547

>>28473496
>"Hi there, I'm just so happy to see you! Isn't it a great day to be alive! I love you strange mammalian creature!"

>>28473504
Forgot to include cape buffalo.

>> No.28473560

>>28473542
They found one of those at a scout camp I always went to.

>> No.28473562

>>28473546
The hippos eat meat for pleasue, not need.

>> No.28473588

>mfw someone said dinosaurs with feathers looked stupid near me

>> No.28473597

>>28473562
They are also cannibals.
Hippos do not care for pathetic moral codes.

>> No.28473609

>>28473588
10/10 would ride into battle.

>> No.28473615

>>28473588
It almost looks like a gorilla with that fluff.

>> No.28473616

>>28473038
Image search is giving me a really different creature when I put that term in

>> No.28473625

>>28473588
His jimmies are eternally unrustled.

>> No.28473628

>>28473588
I wasn't ready to see that.
Oh god.

>> No.28473640

>>28473588
Also related

>> No.28473645

>>28473542
There's very, VERY few things /tg/ unanimously loves as much as monsters.

>> No.28473646

>>28473588
IT'S SO FLUFFY!!!!!!!!!

>> No.28473686

>>28473616
It's perspective

>> No.28473712

>>28473334
Hybrid metabolism.

With the recent feather fiasco taken to light, some old studies (pic related) are getting a new look as well and are being concluded toward more recent findings.

>> No.28473739

Mammoths, dire wolves, sabertooth tigers and such are pretty common in fantasy settings. Hell, a lot of them even have dinosaurs, too.

So why so little love for Paraceratherium in fantasy?

>> No.28473740

>>28473560
Interesting. I have yet to see one by miself. (The fossil, that's it)

>> No.28473756

>>28473740
They're big. 4 feet or so long, large heads. Vicious predators.

>> No.28473758

>> No.28473792

Just reminding you all that there were once giant battle sloths that killed saber-tooth's.

>> No.28473807

>>28473739
They're in Pathfinder, at least.

>> No.28473813

>>28473588
This will be my next Paladin/Cavalier's mount in Pathfinder.
>"ONWARDS, FLUFFY! TO GLORY!"

>> No.28473822

>>28473739
>Literally an armoured Rhino the size of a sauropod that didn't have any natural predator on it's time.
I guess it's not well known or it could take too much attention. I don't know, but I hope Song of Swords have stats for them.

>> No.28473828

>>28473792
Giant Megasloths were awesome megafauna.

Pity only Bison are left in North America when it comes to Megafauna. On the upside, they are delicious

>> No.28473862

>>28473792
>implying a day goes by without me wishing I could hug a megatherium.

>> No.28473884

>>28473739
Now THAT'S a mount.

Hell, I could see that being used as a beast of burden of sorts, by traders to carry goods, and by armies as a stand-in for War Elephants.

Definitely good for a fantasy setting.

>> No.28473890

>>28473822
There are people working on it.
Those people are not Opaque though.

>> No.28473896

>>28473792
Did someone say megatherium?

>> No.28473906

>>28473862
It would kill you and there is a small chance it would eat you.
They were sightly omnivorous

>> No.28473937

>>28473758
Your plumage is divine.

>> No.28473951

>>28473822
>>28473884
Yeah, they really have potential as an exotic replacement for war elephants or some made-up critter in a fantasy setting. Definitely underused.

>> No.28473957

>>28473937
I could see them as Royal Mounts.

>> No.28473990

>>28473331
I am just picturing a dinosaur trying that with a modern rollercoaster and having the thing pass through the back of its head like a bullet.

>> No.28473991

>>28473822
>non natural predators
A challenger appears.

>> No.28473993

>>28473906
I know, but a man can wish.

>> No.28474000

>>28473951
>That image.
Just what I wanted.
Now I need one with battle armour in a siege.

>> No.28474013

>>28473991
There was a larger version of it.
Still fucking terrifying though.

>> No.28474020

Ancient mammals are severely underrated in pop-culture, compared to dinosaurs. Not dissing dinos, but many of these creatures were AMAZING.

>> No.28474029

daily reminder that the largest living animal in the history of the world (as far as we know) is alive today and out there for you to see with your own eyes

>> No.28474032

>>28473991

>> No.28474034

>>28473991
>implying people wouldn't climb on a paraceratherium and take that bitch down with a 20 foot boarspear.

>> No.28474038

>>28473828
I remember hearing somewhere that humans are technically megafauna, and I'm pretty sure there are humans in north america

>> No.28474056

>>28474032
>>28474034
>implying they didn't hunt in packs

>> No.28474068

>>28474000
I love reverse image search

>> No.28474086

>>28474038
What the hell constitutes Megafauna?

>> No.28474101

>>28474086
>In terrestrial zoology, megafauna (Ancient Greek megas "large" + New Latin fauna "animal") are large or giant animals. The most common thresholds used are 45 kilograms (100 lb)[1][2] or 100 kilograms (220 lb).[2][3] This thus includes many species not popularly thought of as overly large, such as white-tailed deer and red kangaroo, and even humans.

>> No.28474121

>>28474056
They were fiercely territorial and never worked together. Pack predators out competed them.

>> No.28474122

>> No.28474132

Oh man, as someone working on a fantasy setting with Ice Age megafauna still alive, this has been an awesome thread. Keep it up, I'm open to suggestions on inclusions.

>> No.28474138

>>28474056
>Implying humans can't separate one from its pack and drive the rest off.

>> No.28474141

>>28474132
Are you me?

>> No.28474162

>>28474101

This thread makes me depressed that all the Ice Age Megafauna is extinct, and it's in part our fault as humans for killing so many of them.

Still, hiopefully in 50 years or so cloning technology will be able to bring back Mammoth, Moa, Mastadon and others.

>> No.28474163

>>28474141
I don't know. Where do you live, what is your SSN, credit card number and mother's maiden name? Also what was the name of your first pet?

>> No.28474179

>>28474122
>inoriotherium
>gomphotherium
>elasmotherium
>elotherium

Someone has a hardon for theriums.

>> No.28474181

>>28474138
No need as they were solitary predators

>> No.28474204

>>28474162
If it makes you feel better we're working on making a home for those creatures when they come back

>http://www.pleistocenepark.ru/en/

>> No.28474211

>>28474179

Therium is latin for 'beast', like Sausus is latin for 'lizard/reptile'

It's the same convention as naming dinosaurs 'something-saurus'.

>> No.28474242

>>28474029
>implying anyone can just "go out" and easily see a live blue whale if they wanted
>also implying that whales aren't kinda lame

>> No.28474295

>>28473712
>With the recent feather fiasco taken to light
The way you say this it sounds like I have missed something major, like someone finding out that all findings of feathered dinosaurs are fake or something.

>> No.28474303

>>28474204
I for one, welcome our prehistoric overlords.

>> No.28474310

>>28474132
Tell me more, ice age megafauna fantasy is awesome.

>> No.28474317

>>28474162
>Hopefully in 50 years or so cloning technology will be able to bring back Mammoth, Moa, Mastadon and others.

We're working on it, though, introducing such creatures to contemporary ecosystems is a laughable idea.

>> No.28474318

>>28474029
if you manage to find one, the ocean is pretty fucking huge

>> No.28474340

>> No.28474356

>>28474211
Doesn't make the hardon for theriums any less true.

>> No.28474385

>>28474317

Better then the Dinosaurs. Jurassic Park is laughable as a serious concept, given how far removed their ecosystems are from our own. At least with the Ice Age Megafauna it's not that long ago and some of the environments still exist.

>> No.28474386

>>28474122
>BOS PRIMIGENIUS
I've read tales about how that thing killed lions and tigers.

>> No.28474401

Who hate snakes? Meet the titanboa.

>> No.28474420

>>28472210
Imagine being a human, armed only with a stick and maybe some pointy rocks, and find one of these in the jungle. Good thing pants weren't invented yet, cause I'd piss myself.

>> No.28474423

>>28474401
Hopefully we don't revive this thing.

>> No.28474444

>>28474068
You are awesome, thank you.

>> No.28474453

>>28474401
Its like it came straight out of a Conan tale.

>> No.28474454

Creepy as hell.

>> No.28474455

>>28474420
You don't need pants to piss yourself.

>> No.28474482

>>28474386
Auroch's are honestly the one species I can see us reviving... and only for meat. Because seriously, who doesn't want humongous steaks?

>> No.28474486

>>28474420
Actually, for as long as humans were fashioning pointy rocks, they were also wearing skins to keep warm. I mean, they had huts and tents by the time of the Mammoth.

>> No.28474487

>>28474455
I mean that I wouldn't have to wash out urine stains from my pants. Because I wouldn't have any.

>> No.28474494

>>28473496
I just capped this same reaction pic.

>> No.28474501

>>28474482

They've already reverse engineered them. Well, the Nazis tried to. I don't know how well it worked.

>> No.28474508

>>28474162
Controary to popular belief mammoths didn't actually live on the tundras, they lived as far south as northern africa, and the sudden lack off food was probably the main reason they went exctinct.

The emerging human tribes were probably partly responsible for the exctinction of at least some of those creatures, but only because they were already starving.

>> No.28474526

>>28474486
Would they need to keep warm in the jungle, though?

>> No.28474529

>>28474454
[/spoiler]Cesar IS home [/spoiler]

>> No.28474531

>>28474310
Not that guy, but I was briefly working on a refluffed version of Riddle of Steel called Riddle of Stone.

Never got out of the conceptual phase, though. Still have my notes.

>> No.28474558

>>28474482
Sounds more ethical than force feeding cows corns like we do now. Sure, give me some juicy Aurochs steak!

>> No.28474559

>> No.28474571

>>28474056
Even if they were a pack hunter, that would be like a bunch of cats attempting to take down a human, a lot of them would die if they got close, and even pack hunters try to avoid dying

>> No.28474596

>>28474385
It's more about how the insects and plants interact with the mega-fauna. Transference is a major issue. What happens if a mosquito bites a reborn mammoth and then bites a person or a contemporary animal? We already have West Nile Virus and Malaria among others, we do not need Ice Age versions.

>> No.28474601

I hope nobody is forgetting picrelated.

Haast's Eagle are absolute monsters, and only became extinct around 1400ish..

>> No.28474603

>>28474559

Quetzalcoatlus, the largest animal ever to fly.

>> No.28474607

>>28474531
A sort of sword and sorcery setting with stone age tech would be cool. Like, there's magic and heroes and stuff and the tone would be similar, but nobody's figured out how to melt metals yet.

>> No.28474628

>>28474596
I don't understand that. Are you suggesting a mammoths body will somehow harbor more deadly disease than an elephant? That we can somehow bring back the diseases mammoths suffered along with the Mammoth?

>> No.28474629

>>28474601

The largest eagles ever to exist, with talons the size of a tiger's claws.

And they ater Maoris...

>> No.28474639

>>28474531
I'm working on a Song of Swords splat called Game of Stones and putting off crunch crunching until after the next update.
Small world.

>> No.28474647

>>28474029
>largest living animal in the history of the world
Basilosaurus would like a word with you.

>> No.28474657

>>28474310
Well basically, the brunt of the setting is on a large island about the size of Australia, very close to its planet's northern pole. The environment is mostly taiga, mountain, tundra and forest, though the southern regions warm into swamps and plains.

The people are inspired by elements of ancient Norse, Germanic and Celtic cultures; where once they had an empire, now there is only ruin. Three centuries ago, the empire was devastated by plague. Roughly 80% of the human population died out and those that survived infection have a much lower birthrate (stillbirths are common). The imperial survivors cling to the pretense of civilization within the dilapidated capital city, large portions of which are now abandoned. The countryside is given over to their former slaves, who cultivate a more naturalistic, feral lifestyle, but even they are very few in number.

The rest of the island is in complete shambles, reclaimed by megafauna and deadly flora. Ruins from the past lay as reminders of what once was, and hint at the hope of restoration to anyone able to brave their traps.

Also there's next to no magic; much like in real life, magic is superstition. The supernatural plays a large role in their legends, however, so if I finally get off my ass, clean up my notes and find a group to GM for, they'd be making a new legend.

At least, that's the three minute CliffNotes version.

>> No.28474661

>>28474603
or the hatzegopteryx, but no one knows about him

>> No.28474663

>>28474607

looks like a mob of coons jumping a solitary nigger that just got off the boat

>> No.28474666

>>28474647

Basilosaurus (or Zelugodon) was far smaller then a Blue Whale.

>> No.28474691

>>28474661

There's some evidence that Hatzegopteryx is a sub-species of Quetzalcoatlus, given the similaries of the bones.

>> No.28474709

>>28474647
don't know what you're talking about, basilosaurus is was neither longer nor heavier.

>> No.28474712

>> No.28474717

>>28474666
>666
>Daring to break taxonomic rules and call the Basilosaurus Zeuglodon
Are you the paleontologist satan?

>> No.28474724

>>28474639
Mah Cro Magnon.

email's in sig, hit me up and we can compare notes.

>> No.28474728

>>28474661
>Wings are obscuring his raging boner.

>> No.28474746

>>28474666
That's some bullshit, satan, it was totally longer the internet told me.

>> No.28474749

>>28474709
But it was a lot cooler.

>> No.28474751

>>28474122
In this vein.

>> No.28474754

>>28474596

Wut, using a mammoth cell or dna strand to clone a mammoth wont bring back loads of diseases :S if anything the mammoth would be at risk of modern diseases

>> No.28474779

>>28474691
It's like I'm really in Monster Hunter!

>> No.28474798

>>28474717

No, and I've been studying Paeleontology for a few years now. I just like to remind that it was also called Zelugodon, as Basilosaurus was believed to be a sea serpent when it was discovered, not a whale.

>> No.28474799

>>28474596
>thinks viruses are inherited through the genes

What.

>> No.28474800

>>28474779
Prehistoric horsey!

>> No.28474801

>>28474691
yeah i know, just saying. there might have been others.

also birds got pretty damn big, like those 5 meter wingspan albatros look-alikes and the terratorns, fucking argentavis was the size of a pteranodon.

>> No.28474802

>>28474647
Blue whale is far larger

>> No.28474842

>>28474779
I really love how the Monster Hunter designs draw heavily from prehistoric fauna, like they're some kind of super dinosaurs. More fantasy creatures should be designed that way.

>> No.28474855

>>28474779

Chalicotherum.

How many others here are fans of the Walking with... Series? I loved Walking with Dinosaurs and Beasts, but the third one was half-arsed at best.

>> No.28474865

>>28474751
That guy should probably think about hopping in his Volkswagen and driving away from the fucking giant mass of dinosaurs coming towards him instead of standing there like a tourist.

>> No.28474884

>>28474801
True fact:

A terrifying number of predator niches were fulfilled by large, bloodthirsty flightless birds.

Forget saber toothed tigers. These were the stuff of nightmares.

>> No.28474905

>>28474855
>but the third one was half-arsed at best
There was a third one?

>> No.28474907

>>28474751
>amphicoelias

shame we lost the fossils
how did we lose those fossils dammit?

>> No.28474930

>>28474884

Don't forget the South American Terror Birds.

>> No.28474939

>>28474884
They were called Terror birds for a reason.

>> No.28474945

>>28474855
How many Walking with series have been made? It feels like hundreds. There was one with prehistoric sea creatures and one with cavemen, I think. Walking with Dinosaurs was the coolest thing EVER according to 12 years old me when it first came out, even if the CGI hasn't aged that well.

>> No.28474946

>>28474751

>> No.28474952

>>28474855
I've actually been watching that series recently. I got through Walking Monsters, Dinosaurs, and just finished Beasts. Cavemen is next on my list.
>>28474930
>>28474884
You guys should read "The Flock" by James Robert Smith and have trouble sleeping at night like I do.

>> No.28474954

>>28474905

Walking with Monsters. It was supposed to cover everything from the Cambrian Explosion to the Permian extinction.

There was also Walking with Cavemen, but it's forgettable.

>> No.28474967

>>28474946
Holy fuck, was Archelon really that big?

>> No.28474969

>>28474855
>>28474905
i'm guessing he's either talking about walking with man or walking with monsters.
walking with monsters was pretty fun, a bit short though.

>> No.28474974

>>28474945
Walking with Dinosaurs was narrated by Avery Brooks in America, wasn't it?

>> No.28474999

>>28474907
it was probably just one ankle bone which looked like something more complete but bigger.
Titaniboa is pretty much extrapolated from one bone which looks like a normal boa and some guys filled in the rest.

>> No.28475015

>>28474967
ayup, about 5 meters of turtle

>> No.28475016

>>28474952
"A remote Florida swamp has been targeted for theme park development, and the swamp's inhabitants are none too happy. It doesn't help that the residents are a colony of intelligent, prehistoric, dinosaur-like birds: Terror Birds. This flock of beasts has escaped the mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs, relying on stealth, cunning, and killer instinct. The creatures have been living in secret, just outside our developed world.
As the developers push to have the recently discovered animals exterminated, a billionaire rogue environmentalist steps in to protect these rare, predatory creatures. A naïve young Fish and Wildlife officer finds himself caught in between these two incredibly powerful forces, and may find out the hard way that man is the most dangerous predator of them all."

This sounds like the most generic monster movie plot ever.

>> No.28475024

>>28474884
Gastornis was a herbivore, so that's something of your mind

>> No.28475027

>>28474946
And this, fa/tg/uys and ca/tg/irls is why I hace fear of the seas...
Fuck the seas, I'll live in land the rest of my life.

>> No.28475041

>>28474974
No idea, I saw the Swedish dub.

>> No.28475049

>>28474946

>> No.28475051

>>28474946
Are those crocodiles fucking?

>> No.28475057

>>28475041
Bra skit.

>> No.28475059

>>28474945
Dinosaurs, Beasts, Monsters, Cavemen, Sea Monsters, Big Al, that new movie. Think that's it.

>> No.28475071

>>28475016
>implying terror birds coexisted with dinosaurs

Wow. Is the science in the actual book this terrible, or did the person who wrote the wikipedia entry just mess up?

>> No.28475079

>>28475016
It has a fun B-movie style charm to it, but the birds are genuinely terrifying at times. It turns out they can mimic sounds and start to say the same things their victims scream as they're being eviscerated.

>> No.28475085

>>28475049
Wasn't there a giant goose/swan or something? I swear I read that somewhere.

>> No.28475101

>>28475079
Spat out my tea.

That's hilarious.

>> No.28475102

>>28475049

>No Haasts Eagle

I am Dissapoint.

>> No.28475108

>>28474999
no they had a vertebra from this guy as well apparantly,
and then they LOST it!
how the fuck do you lose something like that.
"oh no, i seem to have misplaced my HUMONGOUS fossil that might possibly belong to the largest land animal ever."

now we can never be shure if it even existed.

also posting kaprosuchus because he's awesome.

>> No.28475116

>>28475085
Giant goose/Swan.
If a normal one can break a mans arm i shudder to thing what a larger one could do.

>> No.28475120

>>28475059
Big Al?

>> No.28475124

>>28474798
>Search Zelugodon, and found this.
Dear Zeus, you just made my fear worse... the worst sound in the world is the whales sing

>> No.28475143

>>28474930
So i guess birds did remember that they are dinosaurs?

>> No.28475145

>>28475120
Ballad of. Sad story about an allosaurus.

>> No.28475162

>>28475120

The most complete Allosaurus ever found.

>> No.28475180

JAWSOME

>> No.28475182

>>28475108
This was before we knew how to strengthen fossils. It's likely they detereorated so quickly that he simply had no choice but discard them.

>> No.28475185

>>28475143

They seem to whenever there's a niche open. I'm suprised none of them ever evolved back their claws though.

>> No.28475188

>>28474385
I really wish Jurassic Park had included scenes of older dinosaurs just staring at grass, utterly baffled.

>> No.28475196

>>28475162
with a shitload of scars all over his skeleton

>> No.28475197

wasn't the first plankton-eating whale even bigger than a blue whale?

I vaguely remember reading about it.

>> No.28475205

>>28475180
What is the god damn point?

Wouldn't you fuck up your own mouth with that?

>> No.28475208

>>28475120
Yes. It was about gay dinosaur.

>> No.28475214

>>28475188

ALL the dinosaurs would have stared at grass, utterly baffled. Grass didn't evolve until the Oligocene Period.

>> No.28475221

>>28475188
Thanks you for the image of a very confused prosauropod just pawing at grass like a cat with something it's worried about.

>> No.28475227

>>28475197
prettys sure the blue whale is the biggest ever

>> No.28475239

>>28474802
stop lying on the internet

>> No.28475248

>>28475124
>undead prehistoric creatures suddenly come to mind
>zombie dinosaurs
>skeletal pliosaurs/mosasaurs/sharks
>ragged-winged decaying pterosaurs
Even a world of modern day fauna that was undead would be kind of a cool setting.

>> No.28475251

>>28473208
Stop falling for bait.

>> No.28475254

>>28475214
>>28475188
>Implying memories of grass not existing would be passed down through genetics

>> No.28475266

>>28475248

That might actually breathe some life into the decayed corspe that is the Zombie Genre.

>> No.28475275

>>28475205
Obviously hipster sharks.
>regular jaws are too mainstream.

Besides look at this thing.
Anvil Finned Shark bitch!

>> No.28475279

>>28472210

Maybe that's where the distorted memory of ogres/trolls, big lumbering brutes that preyed on us, came from

>> No.28475282

>>28475214
>The fuck are these tiny ferns?

>> No.28475288

>>28473542
>Dunkleostolus.png
>dunk
Great, now I'm imagining one of those things trying to play basketball.

>> No.28475298

>>28475248
>zombie dinosaurs

>> No.28475307

>>28475205
Evolution.
Nature tried some stupid shit and it didn't work out so it was dropped.

>> No.28475309

>>28475288
You mean I'm not alone in thinking that?

>> No.28475328

>>28475275
There must be an aquatic dwarf somewhere in this picture.

>> No.28475337

>>28473828
Do you know WHY all these big, badass Pleistocene animals are gone? They competed with us for food. So we killed them and ate them. We're the apex predators now, bitch.

>> No.28475344

>>28475108
>be cute fast active endothermic land predators
>evolve into generic sluggish aquatic ectodermic ambush predators

Why evolution?

>> No.28475348

>>28475251
Stop treating jokes seriously
>'stop it... I said stop it!!'?

>> No.28475380

>>28475275
I love that shark.

>> No.28475387

>>28475288
It was named after Whatshisface Dunkle.
Before that, it had other names.

Which means that taxonomy is pretty much bullshit since the Basilosaurus retained this designation, despite Zeuglodon being more accurate, just because it was older.

>> No.28475401

>>28474799
Well a huge chunk of any mammals DNA is viruses that embedded themselves in the DNA waiting for a good time to become active and which slowly got killed off by random mutations breaking their ability to become viruses again. So there is a small chance any mammoth corpse you get DNA from will have an active version of such a virus.

>> No.28475412

>>28475180
That's the beauty of evolution: as long as a stupid-looking and even impractical feature doesn't greatly hinder the animal's chances of reproducing or are made obsolete by another animal who does the same thing but much better, stupid-looking things like this actually has a chance.

>> No.28475425

>>28475344
Same reason why we don't have prehensile tails for doing lewd things in bedroom. God hates us. And evolution hates us even more.

>> No.28475430

>>28474629

>> No.28475450

This reminds me of the time a buddy used a crappy anti-Evolution book's idea that Medieval dragons were dinosaurs for a campaign once.

Keep it goin' /tg/

>> No.28475457

>>28475275
Paleontology is the best monster manual.

>> No.28475463

>>28475337
You're also forgetting climate change and other factors. But don't let reality get in the way of your HFY wanking!

>> No.28475468

>>28475425
I wish we had monkey tales...

>> No.28475472

>>28475337
Or the Ice Age ending.

>> No.28475477

>>28475425
To be fair, evolution hates everyone and is honest about it.
>I HATE EVERYONE OF YOU AND I'LL MAKE YOU KILL BETWEEN YOURSELF, SO JUST THE BEST SURVIVES AND I MAKE THEM KILL BETWEEN THEM.

>> No.28475492

How would you counter a triceratops knight charge with medieval tech?

>> No.28475501

>>28475477
>the best
no, the apter to have children.

>> No.28475507

>>28475015

What a badass

>> No.28475510

>>28475457

>> No.28475515

>>28475468
We all do anon. We all do.

>> No.28475521

>>28475492

Spear walls wouldn't be nearly as effective because they weigh so much and have thick crests and skin.

>> No.28475531

>>28475492
move

>> No.28475534

>>28475501
Ok, i'll rephrase that.
>THE BEST IN BEING A DICK

>> No.28475541

>>28475477
>SO WHAT IF YOU HAVE A GREAT MUTATION THAT COULD BE REALLY USEFUL TO YOUR SPECIES. AS LONG AS IT DOESN'T HELP YOU MAKE AND RAISE MORE BABIES THAN THE REST OF YOUR SPECIES, IT DOESN'T MEAN SHIT. IN THE TRASH IT GOES.

>> No.28475542

>>28475477
Evolution's more
>Those of you with unhelpful mutations get a -1 to breeding. Neutral mutations get no change, beneficial mutations get +1
>Oh, ecosystem disturbance just took place. Time to shake up what's beneficial and what's not! Hope you've got a big genepool!

>> No.28475546

>>28475492
with stairs

>> No.28475548

>>28475248
I'm doing something like this in a D&D campaign now actually.

>> No.28475552

>>28475521

>Crest functions as shield you can duck behind to avoid arrows as you charge

Awesome.

>> No.28475560

>>28475510
Of course it's happy, it's a goddamn awesome prehistoric shark. That's about as sweet as life can get.

>> No.28475562

>>28475515
Think of the possibilities!
>Grab thing without using your hands
>Better balance when climbing
>tail-holding

>> No.28475569

>>28474162
You're looking at it the wrong way.

We're paving the way for whole new generations of megafauna. The old ones were neat, but who knows what might develop next?

>> No.28475576

>>28475521
Man, King of Dragon Pass is so good. Love the setting.

>> No.28475585

>>28475521
You don't weild the spears, that's why you have a triceratops, you just guide him to the enemy

>> No.28475600

>>28475521
>Stop eating, we're trying to be menacing!

>> No.28475611

>>28475560

>> No.28475621

>>28475534
It's more like >THE BEST AT GIVING THE DICK
alternatively >GETTING THE DICK, AND PRODUCE OFFSPRING THAT SURVIVE BETTER THAN THE COMPETITION

>> No.28475646

>>28475279
Griffins were "discovered" by some poor bastards in the desert finding an exposed Protoceratopsid skeleton, so that's entirely possible.

>> No.28475647

>>28475611
Cheer up, little shark. At least you mouth doesn't look like a retarded buzzsaw.

>> No.28475663

>>28475521
Also, they may have had porcupine quills.

>> No.28475677

>>28475576
Hell, the southern continent is one of the few fantasy lands I've seen with no grasses. Which helps reinforce the fantasy aspect.

>> No.28475678

>>28475646
>citation needed

>> No.28475687

>>28475569
>who knows what might develop next?
Probably not a whole lot as long as we're taking so much of the planet's resources for our own use. Unless you count machines as metallic megafauna? I know that's kind of a tech priesty thing to say, but cars "evolved" to fill a horse's niche after all.

>> No.28475700

>>28475678
>citation provided
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protoceratops#Origin_of_griffin_myths

>> No.28475702

>>28473425
You are now aware that Chewbacca is a space bear man.

>> No.28475706

>>28475337
Climate change killed most of them before we ever got to them.
We did starve the megalania and Haast's eagle though.

>> No.28475709

>>28475646
I do kind of like the idea of a setting full of prehistoric megafauna all given fantasy names.

Ceratopian Griffins would be neat as fuck.

>> No.28475710

>>28474907
>lost
>not broughted

Stay innocent, sweetie...

>> No.28475725

>>28473228
Some Creationists get a real knot in their asshole over dinosaurs.

>> No.28475753

>>28475709
Well we already have [Komodo] dragons and [shitty, tiny] basilisk lizards in the real world... Honestly, that sort of naming is inevitable once the general population has to live with them. Nobody likes using full official scientific names in casual conversation.

>> No.28475755

>>28475725
Creationists have a real knot in their assholes about everything. Well-adjusted people who aren't huge douchebags don't become creationists.

>> No.28475775

>>28475709

>> No.28475779

>>28475725
They're just in the cataloging drawer about their dino love.

>> No.28475782

>>28475239
>At 30 metres (98 ft)[4] in length and 170 tonnes (190 short tons)[5] or more in weight, [the blue whale] is the largest known animal ever to have existed.[6]

find a single source that says the basilosaurus, or any other animal alive or dead, is larger than the blue whale

>> No.28475815

>>28475709
Dinosaurs are birds, so it would even have feathers.

>> No.28475842

>>28475815
Birds are dinosaurs, actually.

>> No.28475847

>>28475755
You know what I find odd though? How people 'grow out' of dinosaurs. How the fuck do you outgrow a thing that actually fucking existed? It's not like they're fictional, they're just dead.

>> No.28475850

>>28475450
I need to sort my images a lot better because it took me 15 minutes to find this.

>> No.28475888

>>28475847
I know what you mean. Which also means it's near impossible to find good books about dinosaurs written for people over the age of twelve, which kinda sucks.

>> No.28475922

>>28475725
Probably something to do with this guy

>> No.28475928

>>28475847
Funny isn't it? Did you seen someone with a dinosaur tattoo? Dragons, wolves and all that shit are ok. But dinosaurs? This is simply ridiculous!

>> No.28475949

>>28475847
Most people are more interested in their day-to-day lives than fantasising about things long gone.

>> No.28475952

>>28475847
It's probably due to how unreal they seem to most people.

>> No.28475954

>>28475710
Doesn't really matter what happened to them, what matters is that they're GONE now, so we have no evidence of this thing actually existing aside from some drawings.

>> No.28475961

>>28475922
"Dude we have to get out of here, the whole place is gonna burn down! Would you quit squirming!"

>> No.28475980

>>28475888
Just go to Amazon, look for 'dinosaurs' in books then choose the paleozoology subcategory, gets rid of most of the little kids books.

>> No.28475986

>>28475949
>being interested in science is the same as fantasizing

You're a crappy person.

>> No.28475992

>>28475815
other way arround bud.

>> No.28476025

>>28475850
>Creationist Textbooks

Oh my god my sides that image

>> No.28476040

>>28475928
HA! I have a goddamn dinosaur tattoo on my back!
I sure surprised my friends at that party...

>> No.28476042

>>28475986
I like dinosaurs, but to most people they are little more than fantasy. Other scientific fields such as metaphysics don't have the same issue, because people see it as something that might be relevant to them.

>> No.28476051

>>28475949
>Most people are more interested in their day-to-day lives than fantasising about things long gone.
By that logic nobody would ever study history.

>> No.28476078

>>28476042
>metaphysics
>science
>relevant
What?

>> No.28476089

>>28475521

Horses would probably be terrified of them and not go anywhere near them, so there's no possiblity of a counter charge or harassing them unless you also have super heavy assault shock dino riders.

Open ground, you're fucked. Just hope the dinos get tried or hungry before they smash your whole army into paste.

Romans would probably mount scorpion launchers and armor on the fucking things, too. Assholes.

>> No.28476101

>>28476042
>people don't see Dino's as something that might be relevant to them.
They will learn when the dinosaurs that escaped into space return.
Mark my words, they will return

>> No.28476125

>>28476051
Most of the normal people I know aren't that interested in history either, actually. But human history still interests them more than dinosaurs, because it affects national relationships and cultures today.

>> No.28476136

>>28476042
>metaphysics
>science and not fantasy

Yup, definitely a crappy person.

>> No.28476150

>>28476089

>> No.28476157

>>28476101

>> No.28476166

>>28476150

>> No.28476170

>>28476078
>>28476136
I am sorry. I brainfarted completely. I meant quantum physics.

>> No.28476182

>>28476157
More along the line of Dr. McNinja.
But that works just as well.

>> No.28476221

>>28476166
What's wrong green frank? Don't you like it?

>> No.28476280

>>28476040
Uh... I have that SAME dinosaur as a toy... Interesting.

>> No.28476361

>>28476051
Pfft. That's just a trick by scientists. You need to learn about Creation History.

>> No.28476412

>>28476361
And this is why creationists ruin the fun for everyone who are actually interested in biology and the history of life.

>> No.28476462

>>28475492
With brontosaurus made to look like ankylosaurs.

>> No.28476500

>>28476412
Maybe in America, I did not know creationists actually still existed until I was nearly 12. I did not even know how to react the first time I met one.

>> No.28476519

>>28476462
>Brontosaurus

You. Go stand in the shame corner with >>28473116,

>> No.28476548

>>28476519
So could a newly discovered species of sauropod take the name Brontosaurus, or is the fact it was used, even for a non-existent dinosaur, mean it's off limits?

>> No.28476581

>>28476548
That would just confuse people even more.

>> No.28476602

Fun fact: Paraceratherium was the inspiration for the AT-ATs in Star Wars.

>> No.28476618

>>28476519
I have a mug that says you're wrong.
It's got a brontosaurus, a diplodocus and an apatasaurus all hanging out and eating huge trees.
I fucking love that mug. That mug is FACT.

>> No.28476674

>>28476500
I met one of those fuckers at a party once, I offhandedly mention I like dinosaurs and this dude whose walking by starts raving at me how evolution is fake or some shit.
glad i managed to shake him off by saying i didn't give a shit, and i also liked dragons and those don't even exist so shut up and leave me alone. go revel in your own stupidity in a corner.

>> No.28476687

>>28476581
And?

>> No.28476797

>>28476687
>that fucking bird
oh hey, my sclera is RED. this makes me 10 times more awesome than allc other birds.

>> No.28476842

>>28476618
Pics or it doesn't exist.

>> No.28476918

>>28476842
I wish I had one.
That cup was broken when I was still a child.

>> No.28476935

>>28476918
You just broke my dreams anon.

>> No.28477017

No lobopods /tg/?

>> No.28477031

>>28475725
Creationists can go fuck off the edge of my dick.

>> No.28477126

>>28474029
>the way his fingers are sunk between the whale's squishy belly segments

Lewd.

>> No.28477300

de quality thread bump

>> No.28477515

>>28477300
I'm afraid your bumps will do no good here. Like the creatures within it, this thread is doomed to become extinct.

>> No.28477554

>>28475337
We're hunters, not predators. God, I hate you HYF faggots so much.

>> No.28477686

>>28477554
>We eat other animals
>not predators
wat

>> No.28477726

>>28477554
Predators and hunters are the same thing bro.

>> No.28477728

>>28477515
It was good while it lasted.
And hey, we all learned things today!

>> No.28477730

>>28477554
>predator
>noun 1. Zoology. any organism that exists by preying upon other organisms
>-m 1.any carnivorous animal

>> No.28477740

>>28477686
>>28475049
>>28474946
>>28474751
One man, one car, the 4 best zoos in the world.

>> No.28477996

>>28477726
No they aren't you collosal retard. One is based on biological adaptation, like say, wolves or tigers, the other is based on cultural adaptation, like using sticks and stones to kill things we couldn't otherwise. By biology alone, we're omnivore scavengers with some early predatory ancestors. We owe our meat-eating habits to cultural adaptation (well, tool-making anyway).

>> No.28478119

>>28477996
What if, before we invented tools, a person found a tortoise or something and ate it?
Close enough for me not to care either way.

>> No.28478206

>>28477996
So chimps are predators but people aren't?
Does it being memetic rather than genetic adaptation negate that we kill other animals for food, that we prey upon them?
Do you reject the concept of social animals because that's a cultural adaptation and not a modification of their physical bodies?

>> No.28478601

>>28477996
Sure, maybe with human ancestors pre-Erectus, but modern "humans" (post H. Erectus) were definitely predatory/hunters.

That's not cultural adaptation.

>> No.28478649

>>28474751
>>28474946
>>28475049
>>28477686

Jurassic Park IV: Jurassic through Pleistocene Park

>>28476101

>ST: Voyager writer detected

>> No.28478741

>>28477515

I forget, how does archiving work on /tg/?

>> No.28478878

>>28478601
>That's not cultural adaptation.

Yes it is. We've gotten better at using tools to kill, our evolution followed patterns set by the toolmaking rather than adaptation to natural predatory set of "tools".

Again, I'm not negating the change towards more carnivorous diet, I'm just suggesting calling us predators is...not entirely correct. It's merely one of many traits, not the defining one. Certainly not past the hunter-gatherer level where majority of the population displays no or very little hunting/predatory behaviours, instead making plants the basis of their diet.

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