haplocanthosaurus

Haplocanthosaurus priscus, H. delfsi

Source: http://dinopedia.wikia.com/wiki/File:Haplocanthosaurus-standing-in-the-forest.jpg

Name: Haplocanthosaurus priscus, H. delfsi

Name Meaning: Simple Spined Lizard 

First Described: 1903

Described By: Hatcher

ClassificationDinosauria, Saurischia, Eusaurischia, Sauropodomorpha,Plateosauria, Massopoda, Sauropodiformes, Anchisauria, Sauropoda, Gravisauria, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Diplodocoidea, Haplocanthosauridae

Haplocanthosaurus is potentially our first diplodocid - the group of sauropods that includes famous dinosaur such as Apatosaurus, Brontosaurus (yes it’s real again, more on that when we get to it), and Diplodocus. It lived about 155 to 152 million years ago, in the Kimmeridgian age of the late Jurassic. It lived in the Morrison Formation - you know, where all the famous Jurassic dinosaurs lived. It was one of the smallest sauropods of the region, only about 14.8 meters long compared to some sauropods in the area that were 20 meters long (and remember, my American readers, that meters are a bigger unit than feet, so this is a difference of 49 feet versus 70 feet!) It went through some awkward nomenclature situations - the original name was thought to belong to a fish, but it didn’t, and so it was renamed the name you see here, and that was used in the literature, but then they found that the original name was fine after all, and it was just a mess, because the replacement name was used in literature, and eventually the taxonomy guys was just like “okay keep the second name instead,” and so that’s why it’s Haplocanthosaurus.  It’s phylogenetic position was kind of uncertain in the Neosauropods until the 2015 Tschopp et al. analysis, where it was found to be the basalmost Diplodocoid.

Sources: 

http://www.prehistoric-wildlife.com/species/h/haplocanthosaurus.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplocanthosaurus

Shout out goes to malibu-1w3b!

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

2. Carpe Diem by Autumn Cornwelll

3. Malice by Chris Wooding

4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 

5. 2012-2013 Freshman Yearbook (featuring over 850 of your favorite characters!)

6. All This and Heaven Too by Rachel Field

7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Thanks, Dena!)

8. The Bible 

9. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

10. The Green Mile by Stephen King

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

Thank you for tagging me haplocanthosaurus! this is the cutest:)

1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

2. Thirteen Reasons Why by jay asher

3. Wool by Hugh Howey

4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

5. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

6. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

7. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (I was obsessed with this when I was little)

8. Paper Towns by John Green

9. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

10. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

I know half of these aren’t even books that sound impactful but most of them are for me because of people ive talked to about them and stuff. yeah.

I’m tagging onemorebrokenangel, softspokensweetheart, potatofuzz, theredseraph, walnutcrossing, lithiumwhatsername, doyaevenliftbroski, crossmyshippingheart, amisunderstoodood, here-comesanother-fangirl, and theinfernaldeath and anyone reading this!:)

haplocanthosaurus  asked:

hey!! 🌻

hey! (sorry I took so long to respond)

1. First impression: you’re one of the prettiest people on the site wow

2. Truth is: I don’t know how you put up with my blog but thank you for sticking around

3. How old do you look: like 15 or 16ish

4. Have you ever made me laugh: I don’t think so since we haven’t really talked much??

5. Have you ever made me mad:  omg no

6. Best feature:  your hair is awesome and you have really pretty eyes. youre just really pretty wow

7. Have I ever had a crush on you: tumblr crush yeah probably

8. You’re my: first non irl mutual (I think)

9. Name in my phone: I don’t have your number lol

10. Should you post this too? yes!