dinosaur foot

anonymous asked:

I can't stop giving my quadraped dinosaurs the 'elephant foot/leg' sundrome. Do you have any good references on how quadraped dinosaur foot/legs actually look?

Well, that depends on what kind of dinosaur! Sauropod hands looked like this:

While their feet looked like this:

(it’s not missing a head, that’s the angle)

Ceratopsian hands and feet can be seen very well in Saurian’s model:

While their Ankylosaur shows its hands and feet:

Stegosaurs’ were more like sauropods’.

And styracosternans’ hands were like mittens, while their feet were like chunky theropod feet.

The House That Dippy Built

Carnegie Museum of Natural History under construction. 

Once back in Pittsburgh, scientists worked to free the fossils from the rock and reconstruct Dippy’s skeleton.

In 1901, paleontologists realized they had discovered a new species of dinosaur and named it Diplodocus carnegii to recognize Carnegie’s support.

At the time of Dippy’s discovery, there was simply no room for a huge dinosaur at Carnegie’s institution. Carnegie was not deterred. A new wing that featured Dippy as its centerpiece was added.

Dippy settled into his permanent home in 1907 as the first dinosaur in the new Dinosaur Hall. By the time the museum’s expansion was finished, the people of Pittsburgh called the museum “The House That Dippy Built.”

Scientists preparing Dippy’s bones. 

Dippy on display in Dinosaur Hall.

This is the second in a three-part blog series about Diplodocus carnegii, aka Dippy. We are celebrating all things Dippy as we launch our new logo featuring his silhouette. Share your own Dippy photos and stories using #newdippylogo.

Marvel's next female superhero is a little girl with a dinosaur

Pic : @ EW

According to entertainment weekly reports that the comics company now plans on launching a new title this fall that doesn’t star an already popular white superhero. Titled Moon-Girl and Devil Dinosaur, the series will feature the adventures of pre-teen genius Lunella Lafayette and friend that happens to be a 30-foot dinosaur.

In 1978, Marvel comics published Devil Dinosaur, a story by Jack Kirby about a red Tyrannosaurus Rex and his caveman-like friend, Moon-Boy. The series itself was short-lived, but come this fall, the world will once again be introduced to the adventures of Devil Dinosaur ,and this time, his companion won’t be a caveman named Moon-Boy, but instead, a pre-teen super genius named Lunella Lafayette…otherwise known as Moon Girl.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is Marvel’s newest female superhero, and at the helm of the book are writers Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare , artist Natacha Bustos , editor Mark Paniccia and assistant editor Emily Shaw. According to Shaw, the genesis for Moon Girl came from a simple conversation between the creative team, when they realized Marvel had a limited number of characters that all ages could relate to.– Read more @ EW 

pic : Marvel

Meet the Titanosaur, the Museum’s new largest dinosaur.

The 122-foot-long cast is too large to fit into its new home in the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Orientation Center at the Museum. Its 39-foot-long neck extends out towards the elevator banks and its head, which hangs 9.5 feet above the floor, peeks out of the gallery to welcome visitors to the fossil floor. With its neck up, this titanosaur is tall enough to peek into a five-story building!

Learn more about this new Museum addition.


In January 2016, the Museum added another must-see exhibit to its world-famous fossil halls: a cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur. This species is so new that it has not yet been formally named by the paleontologists who discovered it! 

Meet the Titanosaur.


I should explain- there’s this picture of a preserved foot going around which is claimed to be that of a dinosaur.  First off, A PRESERVED FOOT IS THE COOLEST THING I HAVE SEEN ALL DAY, but this is not a damn dinosaur foot. It’s a Moa foot. 

Moas were giant birds that lived in New Zealand; nine different species, and this was the smallest. They’re really amazing animals and New Zealand is an amazing biological niche, so they have that going for them. Think of upgraded ostriches. Anyway, the point I’m trying to make here is that this foot is really great, but I implore you to know what the hell photographs are even documenting before you go posting them.

So this photo just came up on my dash, and I’m sorry, excited tumblr users, but this is not actually the foot of a dinosaur that was miraculously preserved.  

The Megalapteryx is actually an Upland Moa, an extinct bird species from New Zealand.  They were driven to extinction due to over-hunting by the Māori tribes around 1400 AD.

But that does not make this any less awesome!  Moas were enormous birds, growing to be about 3.6 m (12 ft) tall with their neck outstretched, and weighing up to 230 kg (510 lbs).  They only had one natural predator, the Haast’s Eagle

How big were Haast’s Eagles, if they were taking down moas?  They had a surprisingly short wing span of 2.6-3 m (8 ft 6 in. to 9 ft 10 in.) and weighed an average of 12 kg (26 lbs).  They took down moas by slamming into them from a dive, digging the talons on one foot into the moa’s back and then ripping at their throat and head with their other foot.  Size doesn’t always matter!

Sad about the lack of really awesome, dinosaur-looking feet?  Don’t fret, cassowaries are still up and running in the Great Down Under.  Just watch out, they can kill with those silly, dinosaur feet of theirs.

Expecting…. what exactly?

Originally posted by lifetimetv

I dont know if they are expecting a wedding, or even a child, I prefer not to think about it xD But reading this I remembered those people who were mad because Apritello was “bestiality” xD If the kiss of April to Donnie was, according to them, bestiality, then what is this?

Do not get me wrong, they love each other, so I’m on the ship! 

But I am mad because even the Finger-Bigfoot couple is canon, and my Apritello ship is still in doubt

Coming soon to the American Museum of Natural History: A Really Big Dinosaur!

In January 2016, the Museum is adding another must-see exhibit to its world-famous Fossil Halls: a cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur. This species is so new that it has not yet been formally named by the paleontologists who discovered it.

Paleontologists suggest this dinosaur, a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, weighed in at around 77 tons—as much as 14 or 15 African elephants. The species lived in the forests of today’s Patagonia about 100 to 95 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous period, and is one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered.

The remains were excavated in the Patagonian desert region of Argentina by a team from the Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio led by José Luis Carballido and Diego Pol, who received his Ph.D. at the American Museum of Natural History.

Learn more about this gigantic dinosaur.