alphynix:

Spinosaurus always ends up getting compared to Tyrannosaurus, and thanks to a certain movie the subject of “which would win in a fight” comes up often, too.
While the obvious answer to that is “neither, they never met” (Spinosaurus came from Middle Cretaceous Africa; Tyrannosaurus came from Late Cretaceous North America), even if such an encounter could have ever occurred it wouldn’t have been the epic badass battle many people seem to imagine.
The truth is, most predators are actually incredibly wary of unfamiliar things in their environment.
They would probably have been terrified of each other.

Additionally, the rex CLEARLY would have won. Oh god I hope Jurassic World is good. I wanna cryyyyyyyyyyyy

alphynix:

Spinosaurus always ends up getting compared to Tyrannosaurus, and thanks to a certain movie the subject of “which would win in a fight” comes up often, too.

While the obvious answer to that is “neither, they never met” (Spinosaurus came from Middle Cretaceous Africa; Tyrannosaurus came from Late Cretaceous North America), even if such an encounter could have ever occurred it wouldn’t have been the epic badass battle many people seem to imagine.

The truth is, most predators are actually incredibly wary of unfamiliar things in their environment.

They would probably have been terrified of each other.

Additionally, the rex CLEARLY would have won. Oh god I hope Jurassic World is good. I wanna cryyyyyyyyyyyy

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rhamphotheca:

Leptoceratops

… (meaning ‘lean-horned face’ and derived from Greek), is a genus of primitive ceratopsian dinosaurs from the late Cretaceous Period (66.8-65.5 Ma ago) of what is now Western North America, at the same time as their giant relatives of the genus Triceratops. Their skulls have been found in Alberta, Canada and in Wyoming. They could probably stand and run on their hind legs. Analysis of forelimb function indicates that even though they couldn’t pronate their hands, they could also walk on four legs. Leptoceratops was around 2 m (6.6 ft) long and could have weighed anywhere between 68 to 200 kg (150 to 440 lb)…

(read more: Wikipedia)        (images: T - Nobu Tamura; B - Hectonichus)

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fossilporn:

A humerus bone, right, and a tibia bone from a the mighty Dreadnaughtus schrani.  Dreadnoughtus schrani unearthed in Argentina is most complete skeleton of plant-eating titanosaur recovered anywhere in world.  Read more…

It’s literally amazing how complete the skeleton is for the dreadnought. This gives me fossilboners.

fossilporn:

A humerus bone, right, and a tibia bone from a the mighty Dreadnaughtus schrani.  Dreadnoughtus schrani unearthed in Argentina is most complete skeleton of plant-eating titanosaur recovered anywhere in world.  Read more…

It’s literally amazing how complete the skeleton is for the dreadnought. This gives me fossilboners.

Reblogged from fossilporn