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#46    frogfish

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 02:40 PM

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SG7, may I ask you just to post the picture and the name? Could you be as kind to go and edit your post to keep the format of this thread?

The fourth link that Pilgrim posted was incorrect. Microraptor could never fly.

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 10:33 PM

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The fourth link that Pilgrim posted was incorrect. Microraptor could never fly.


True. I simply grabbed the first four or five pictures that looked halfway decent. I make no claims as to their accuracy, they just look pretty.

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 12:28 AM

microraptor may have been able to fly. More resaurch needs to be done.

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 12:54 AM

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microraptor may have been able to fly. More resaurch needs to be done.

There has been adequate research. The bone structure is not strong/light enough for flapping. There are too little feathers found on Microraptor to generate lift.

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 01:22 AM

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There has been adequate research. The bone structure is not strong/light enough for flapping. There are too little feathers found on Microraptor to generate lift.


While I would not deny that far more research needs to be done on Microraptor before I would feel comfortable speaking about it in terms of absolutes, it does not appear to have been capable of flight. Rather, it appears to have been a glider. It has been proposed that the asymetrical feathers on both pairs of wings point to the presence of at least some degree of powered flight, however, and recent examinations of the Berlin specimen of Archaeopteryx have suggested that it, too, may have had semi-functional wings on its rear legs. At any rate, it seems clear at this point that if microraptor was, in fact, capable of true flight, it was not very good at it. The wings are not well designed for prolonged flight and the arms were not muscular enough for the sort of vigorous flapping needed to take off. More likely the creature launched itself from a high tree, perhaps gave a few flaps, and landed in a nearby tree.

I think that it would be safest to say that it was primarily, but perhaps not totally, a glider.

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 01:38 AM

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 11:54 AM

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There has been adequate research. The bone structure is not strong/light enough for flapping. There are too little feathers found on Microraptor to generate lift.

You dont need to flap your wings to fly you dow dow bird!:p Its belived that they glided by climing a tree and jumping off it, or, it may have jump into the air and glided down on to it pray. They may have used hot air like egales. Also they had 4 wings two in the fornt and two in the back. It would have been like a byplane. geek.gif

Sorry Pilgrim I did not see you post before I made this.

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 03:27 PM

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or, it may have jump into the air and glided down on to it pray

That would be an astounding two feet of flight!

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They may have used hot air like egales

Thermals don't exist low to the ground like that. To reach a thermal, you would need to fly-flap your wings-to reach it.

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 12:06 PM

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 01:47 PM

My first thought on reading the title of this thread was, "I didn't know dinosaurs produced artwork".

There are some nice pictures in here. I still have trouble getting my head round the idea that these creatures once roamed the earth. Who needs science fiction when we have science fact?

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 08:09 PM

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I know what your talking about, I am really amazed with these animals! Evertime I read about Dinosaurs or see Fossils I am just amazed!!!


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Posted 26 April 2006 - 11:06 PM

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My first thought on reading the title of this thread was, "I didn't know dinosaurs produced artwork".

Lol..

Since SG7 didn't post a name for the dinosaur he posted, I will. That one is Afrovenator yes.gif

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Not exactly a dino, but Marshall's work anyways...

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 11:42 PM

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 05:25 PM

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 02:13 AM

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