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Dinosaur Brains and Lungs

Fossilized dinosaur bones, eggs, and feathers offer clear signs that these extinct animals and living birds are tightly linked. But this kinship, on display in Dinosaurs Among Us, goes much deeper. High-tech views inside fossils and close study of birds and their closest living relatives, crocodiles, reveal the inside story: some features of the insides of dinosaurs were a lot like the insides of living birds and crocodiles. 

I’m going to be that guy and make one of these posts because I’m tired of the stupid people I follow. If you’re into any of these bands and aren’t an ignorant social justice blogger, like this post and I’ll follow you #sweg

- Artifex Pereo
- Closure in Moscow
- Conditions
- Copeland
- Dance Gavin Dance
- Emarosa
- Envy on the Coast
- The Fall of Troy
- From Indian Lakes
- Hail the Sun
- I The Mighty
- Kurt Travis
- A Lot Like Birds
- The Morning Of
- Night Verses
- Pianos Become the Teeth
- Secret Band
- Sianvar
- Stolas
- Tides of Man
- Tilian
- The Venetia Fair

I have papers to write which means it’s time to:

- eat an entire pot of box mac n cheese

- listen to audio clips of common song birds

- become suddenly and passionately interested in politics

- brush my dog

- cry at Pixar shorts

- make a grocery list

- think of more things I can do instead of writing these papers

Eocypselus vincenti, E. rowei

By Fraizer on @saint-nevermore

Name: Eocypselus vincenti, E. rowei

Name Meaning: New Swift

First Described: 1984

Described By: Harrison

Classification: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Eusaurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Averostra, Tetanurae, Orionides, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Pennaraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptora, Averaptora, Avialae, Euavialae, Avebrevicauda, Pygostylia, Ornithothoraces, Euornithes, Ornithuromorpha, Ornithurae, Neornithes, Neognathae, Neoaves, Cypselomorphae

Why am I doing a very long ago described bird randomly and out of order? Because art was donated of it of course! Eocypselus is an interesting little bird that looks a lot like what you’d expect the common ancestor of Swifts and Hummingbirds to look like. A small bird, less than 13 centimeters in length, it also probably had black feathers. It was found in the Fur Formation in Denmark and the Green River Formation in Wyoming, and though right now it has two species ascribed to it, it’s entirely possible that more will be in the future (because bird paleontology does a lot more with species than nonavian dinosaur paleo). It lived in the Ypresian age of the Early Eocene, with Y. vincenti living between 55 and 53 million years ago, and E. rowei living between 53 and 48 million years ago. Though it shares many features with swifts and hummingbirds, it is not thought to be in Apodiformes (the group containing the two) proper; instead, it shows that that group evolved their small size first, and then went on to evolve the specialized flight capabilities (speed and hovering) later. It probably was black in coloration, at least E. rowei was, and its feathers made up half the size of its wingspan. It also would have fit in the palm of your hand, and probably was an insectivore. 




Harrison, C. J. O. 1984. A revision of the fossil swifts (Vertebrata, Aves, Suborder Apodi) with descriptions of three new genera and two new species. Mededelingen van de Werkgroep voor Tertiaire en Kwartaire Geologie 4(21): 157-177. 

Ksepka, D. T., J. A. Clarke, S. J. Nesbitt, F. B. Kulp, L. Grande. 2013. Fossil evidence of wing shape in a stem relative of swifts and hummingbirds (Aves, Pan-Apodiformes). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20130580. 

Mayr, G. 2005. A new Cypselomorph bird from the Middle Eocene of Germany and the Early Diversification of Avian Aerial Insectivores. The Condor 107:342-352. 

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So, I just updated my phone and I noticed that there are little changes but the steps are exactly the same! I’m gonna post the new screenshots + the hearts/birds bc a lot of ppl want them.
• Reblog / like if you save
• automatic credits here
• Look to my other post for the steps
• a follow would be nice
• Requests are open


Okay so our leaders are so special because they have links to the legendary birds. HC Where they all have affinities aligned to their birds and it marked them physically in some way!

Candela: Most of the right side of her body is covered in burns she got literally fighting Moltres in order to bond with the damn thing. That’s why she wears so many layers and a high-collared cloak. She’s not ashamed of her scars, but they get her weird looks, and it made it hard for her to gather Valor members at first. So she covers up, and uses her charm to gather as many people as she can. Most everyone knows about the scars now, but when the new members catch her at the gyms working out with trainers and pokemon in a tank top, she has to explain to them that it’s rude to stare. 

Blanche: Blanche used to have really pretty black hair and they always wore it down and grew it long. When they gained their affinity of ice, they meditated on the island in the presence of Articuno for five days. They almost froze to death, their hair turned white and now Blanche is always cold, which is why they wear a long coat and layers all the time. Blanche used to dye it all the time, but it always faded remarkably fast. They stoppped trying eventually, but Blanche always wears a ponytail now.

Spark: Okay so they can’t all be sad right? Spark actually didn’t have a hard time bonding with Zapdos. The bird zapped him on sight and when he woke up, his hair would never lay flat again, and he blew up his pokedex. He had to wear gloves all the time because he couldn’t control it at first. He accidentally sucked all the power out of his apartment building once only to blow up ten minutes later. The building caught fire and was without power for weeks. Needless to say he was kicked out. Spark has better control now, but he still drains a pokedex in half an hour if he doesn’t wear his gloves.