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Fossils B/C

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby quizbowl » August 15th, 2010, 4:38 pm

just waiting for the list now. im hoping for some new additions.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby lllazar » August 15th, 2010, 5:32 pm

I am so psyched for Fossils this year....
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » August 15th, 2010, 5:55 pm

I so hope that I can do fossils this year.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby soobsession » August 16th, 2010, 2:08 am

Lists should be out late August right? And there usually arent many changes...

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » August 16th, 2010, 5:04 am

Yeah, probably not. I hope there is some more emphasis on vertebrates- the "interesting fossils". ;)
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby amerikestrel » August 16th, 2010, 6:13 am

Eh, I hope it doesn't change too much. I liked last year's list.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » August 16th, 2010, 6:30 am

The only change I think they should make is to remove Deinonychus or Velociraptor. They are so closely related, they were both once considered to be the same genus. It's pointless having both of them.
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Not very different. One was bigger than the other, and lived millions of years earlier. There are other differences, but these are the most prominent.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby lllazar » August 16th, 2010, 7:00 am

The only change I think they should make is to remove Deinonychus or Velociraptor. They are so closely related, they were both once considered to be the same genus. It's pointless having both of them.
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Not very different. One was bigger than the other, and lived millions of years earlier. There are other differences, but these are the most prominent.
The really annoying thing is that on every fossils test ive ever done - they always have an ID question involving the claw of one of these. I don't know about you but i cannot differentiate between the claws of these 2 genera.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » August 16th, 2010, 7:14 am

Size is the best way. In life, the Velociraptor had a claw about 2.6 inches long on the outer edge. The Deinonychus had a 4.7 inch long claw in life. They are smaller now because they lack a protective sheath of keratin, but one is noticeably smaller than the other.
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