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#31    speshall mareens

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 03:08 AM

and by the way, what does "gaphanax" mean, i no saura, but not the last part.

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 04:42 PM

Saurophaganx means "lizard-eating master"

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 05:15 PM

You know venom seems to be the topic here, and were suppose to be talking about crest, seems like it was a pretty common trait among ancient reptiles. There are many species of lizard that have crest and horn-like crest, and something these modern reptiles have in common aswell is tending to have skin that changes pigment. Perhaps they work as environmental receptors.

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 01:41 AM

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Perhaps they work as environmental receptors.

I doubt it...Displays thumbsup.gif Frilled lizard, etc...

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 01:42 AM

such is the theory, but just one and  that brings up the debate of warm or cold bloodedness. the enviremantal thing does.

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 01:55 AM

Since we didn;t live back then, the best we can guess is by looking at their closest relatives. Crests on birds and other reptiles (frilled lizards, chameleons, anoles) are used for display purposes...

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 02:00 AM

exactly, i think we kinda established that early on and then moved on to the venom thing tongue.gif

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 04:30 AM

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Since we didn;t live back then, the best we can guess is by looking at their closest relatives. Crests on birds and other reptiles (frilled lizards, chameleons, anoles) are used for display purposes...

Alright, but look at the species of lizards you just named (also iguana's,) the chameleons, anoles, and iguanas all change skin pigment to match their environment... you really can't see a biological link there? Im not sure whether the frilled lizards do this too, but I have owned all the others and know it is a fact that they do. Im not saying they don't come into play for mating display, only that if its not linked, it is a far fetched coinscidence being that these different species live all over the globe, and have these two traits in common.

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 10:35 PM

i have never heard of an iguana changing color. anole can only change to freen or brown.  a LOT of animals can fluctuate their colors simply by pumping blood to that area. this might have been done in sailed and crested dinosaurs as well. the whole color pigmment changing thing depends on irs evolutuion. this is how the venom thing started too tongue.gif

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 11:21 PM

I had an iguana for six years as a child, they are not quite as developed in this as chameleons and anoles, just bright green to dark blackish olive green. Whats really neat is to hold one around the middle for several minutes and it will leave stripes like a tiger where your fingers were resting.

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 11:46 PM

cool tongue.gif i want a guinue pig and a basset hound happy.gif . when we no longer have our 3 springer spaniels, cal calvin and hobbes that is unsure.gif

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