Studying Iguanodon to make a prop image for my upcoming show. It’s an animal I’ve always taken for granted, but wow it’s a cool one. The scientific history around it is fascinating, and the form has a really cool character to it.
Rather than acknowledge any current events that might be happening today, let’s get a thread going
Reblog this post and add a picture of a dinosaur. Any dinosaur will do. Is it a descendant of the most recent common ancestor of Megalosaurus and Iguanodon? Then great! Add it to the post. Birds, raptors, ceratopsians, hadrosaurs, even titanosaurs - just add a dinosaur. A good, friendly terrible lizard (because truly, they are terrible at being lizards. Good at being birds, though.)
The plot is Pleasant with new Pheasants (by @ryuukibart)
So back when those “make your own virtual pet site” web hosting services
were popular, I actually tried my hand at creating my own
dinosaur-themed site. The idea was
that “Yellow Amber” would unlock the base color of each dino, and then
Leucistic, Maltese, and Melanistic colors could be achieved with White,
Blue, and Black Amber, respectively.
Aladar, Neera, Kron, and Bruton are Iguanodons. Iguanodons existed roughly halfway between of the mid-Jurassic and the late Cretaceous. Iguanodon were bulky herbivores that could shift from bipedality (walking on two legs) to quadrupedality (walking on four).
Tonight, I was laying new plastic and moving dinosaurs, when this one decided to speak! Well, I tried several times when cutting it open and it never worked, so I was more than a little surprised when he spoke!
But, now I know more about him. He is Aladar, the iguanodon protagonist from Disney’s 2000 CG feature film Dinosaur. He was voiced by D.B. Sweeney. His famous quote is, “Stand together!” Nice.