Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Cryptoman

Carnotaurus

31 posts in this topic

I was just reading Jurassic Park and I was thinling back to The Lost World (I read that one first), and I remebered the part about the color blending carnotaurus. I was wondering why scientists think it can change its colors. I think it might be positive, but I'm a little skeptical. Anyone have any info or theories on its colorful abilities?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

well if its true then it might just be that way so it can sneak on prey better without really having to give much of a chase for food

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Scientists DON'T think it can change it's color...It's just another work of fiction protrayed in JP. Scientists, in reality, have no idea what color dinosaurs were.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did read it somewhere in a non finction book, but it might have been discredited by now, like T-Rex's vision.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah, thers know way to prove the color of there skin, eyesight however can be proven by brain case casts and eye sockets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
yeah, thers know way to prove the color of there skin, eyesight however can be proven by brain case casts and eye sockets.

It can be PROVEN!?

No, it can't! "We believe, based on the evidence we have available to us currently, that ...." There's no way we can prove anything about dinosaur eyesight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yah, whatever, you get what i ment. don't spaz about it. jeese.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess it is impossible to tell. I am very knowledgeable about all things prehistorics (ever since I was 2), I should've seen tthat this theory was very doubtful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

theres no evidence, nor will there ever be, thats why

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
yah, whatever, you get what i ment. don't spaz about it. jeese.

No, I don't. And if you're going to speak for the scientific viewpoint, you can't just spout stuff and expect that others will be able to translate what you meant. Take the time to think things through before you post them, otherwise, you make all adherents of science look bad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

or MAYBEY i screwed up, every one makes mistakes, adn you freakin out wasn't to scientific either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
or MAYBEY i screwed up, every one makes mistakes, adn you freakin out wasn't to scientific either.

So pointing out that you made a mistake is freaking out?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
So pointing out that you made a mistake is freaking out?

It is when you type in *gasp* capitals. :o

:P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes, you seemed to "yell" as best as possible when usi=eing a keyboard. i dind't do anything wrong :innocent: accept for the mistake part. that was wrong ;)

Edited by speshall mareens

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Since when does IAMS care about science? *cough* creationism *cough*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i think he just looks for arguments as a futile attempt to "convert" nimwits without the slitest idead of the subjest into believing in *cough*creationism*cough*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Carnotaurus sastrei has been one of my favorite dinosaurs for a while. Then again, I have a soft spot for the abelisaurs in general. Carnos may have had chameleonic skin and they may have not. That's one of the reasons I enjoy drawing dinosaurs. There's no set color for them and I can let my thoughts flow into the creature on my paper.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i like dilophosaur. just sayin. its off topic, but i guess that been put out there, so now what are you gonna do? i will have to show one my drawings of it sometimes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Considering the fact that modern reptiles can change their skin color it is really not out of line to believe this was possible in some dinosaurs as well. It may have been a common trait for all we know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes, but it can't be proven unless we invent time travel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Considering the fact that modern reptiles can change their skin color it is really not out of line to believe this was possible in some dinosaurs as well. It may have been a common trait for all we know.

Yes but 1) most can't and 2) they are not related.

Edited by Mattshark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yep. they're more closely related to birds then reptiles, so that argument doesn't stand. it still may have been a survival tool in smaller dinos, but i don't know if it would help a large dinosaur on the open plains (argentina, i say there plains because of the large sauropods. just thought i would argue my plains thing before someone said something)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scientists DON'T think it can change it's color...It's just another work of fiction protrayed in JP. Scientists, in reality, have no idea what color dinosaurs were.

This was also what happen to the raptor, those wornt V-raptors!! (I know I called them V-raptors, many of you know how bad of a speller I am. So I did not even wont to try to spell it.) They ware most likly Dinohikiss. ( Yes I know I didn't spell that right!! I spelled it the way it sounds.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This was also what happen to the raptor, those wornt V-raptors!! (I know I called them V-raptors, many of you know how bad of a speller I am. So I did not even wont to try to spell it.) They ware most likly Dinohikiss. ( Yes I know I didn't spell that right!! I spelled it the way it sounds.)

Deinonychus is the one you are looking for I think ;)

I wouldn't say it is impossible for dinosaurs to change their skin colour, birds can flush exposed bits of skin, effectively changing colour,especially in mating season but I think that is more of a long term response, ie. it takes a long time to initiate and is probably initiated by environmental factors. so it's not impossible, at least with things like vision you can infer things from the eye socket and head shape but I can imagine it is nearly impossible to prove anything to do with skin colour. I suppose we will never really know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Deinonychus is the one you are looking for I think ;)

I wouldn't say it is impossible for dinosaurs to change their skin colour, birds can flush exposed bits of skin, effectively changing colour,especially in mating season but I think that is more of a long term response, ie. it takes a long time to initiate and is probably initiated by environmental factors. so it's not impossible, at least with things like vision you can infer things from the eye socket and head shape but I can imagine it is nearly impossible to prove anything to do with skin colour. I suppose we will never really know.

They mite of been able to change colour on some parts of there bodys. Some anumils can change the color on there heads or chast to get mates.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.