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Dismount theory for the origin of avian flight[edit]

I welcome constructive specific feedback, and healthy debate, but labels like "fringe", "radical" and "amateur" are not helpful, and do not constitute reasons for your sweeping deletions. Some of my contributions to the Anchiornis article were not even related to the paper that you arbitrarily dismissed. Did you read the paper by Fraser (2014)? It was peer reviewed by Ken Carpenter and Peter Larson. Before deleting my work in future, I would ask that you please consider sending me a message which responds to the content of my work or the content of the reference in question. I have made it very clear that the dismount theory is new, and I remain willing to make changes in response to appropriate dialogue. --Cookiecutteramaru (talk) 18:13, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Dinosaurs#.22The_Journal_of_Paleontological_Sciences.22 The journal is affiliated with commercial fossil collectors, which itself makes it questionable. FunkMonk (talk) 04:14, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Regardless of the authority of the article or reviewers, we also have to follow the polity of undue weight. I don't think it's out of line to call this new hypothesis "radical" compared to conventional hypotheses on the origin of flight. One paper published in a commercial journal does fit the definition of "fringe" for now, just as we try not to give undue eight to other minority hypothesis, e.g. Birds Came First or Birds are not Dinosaurs, both of which have been published and reviewed but have not gained nay kind of scientific backing or consensus. Dinoguy2 (talk) 12:54, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Considering a theory is neither provable or disprovable why would you delete it without providing due cause? It is up to the individual reader to decide if the article fits in to their schema of the origin of avian flight. After reading the article it would appear to be a probable explanation and deserve further discussion, as such it should remain part of this page to encourage academic debate.pluschgreen (talk) 22:38, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

As I mentioned at FunkMonk's talkpage, one does not encourage academic debate by giving undue weight to a fringe theory, then foisting the burden of deciding whether or not it's correct onto the readers.--Mr Fink (talk) 14:59, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

I appreciate your recent efforts toward consensus, and have responded with concessions.Cookiecutteramaru (talk) 03:14, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Why the revert?[edit]

Care to give a reason why you've reverted my edit without any explanation? --Hibernian (talk) 22:27, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Alright fine, I just thought it would be better to have a slightly inaccurate image then none at all. But ok I'll defer to you on this one, though you shouldn't delete someone's edit without explanation. --Hibernian (talk) 17:18, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Feather[edit]

I just saw your recent edits to Feather. I know your intention was to make the text clearer and, certainly, correct, but I wonder if some of the changes did not make the text more difficult for the average reader to understand. You added several "scientific" phrases and removed some more generally understandable words and phrases. If the latter were not wrong, you might consider changing some of them back. Just a thought. – CorinneSD (talk) 20:53, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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Thank you for quality contributions, based on scientific depth, to articles on dinosaurs, such as your Amphicoelias, especially for images in drawings, scale charts and museum photos, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:12, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 364th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:17, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 364th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:17, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Predator X[edit]

Hey I noticed that Predator X no longer redirects to its own unique species and just redirects to the genus, Pliosaurus. Is this wise? The article looks rather long and describes quite a few species in detail. ScienceApe (talk) 00:05, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes, there is not much to say about these species other than what is already in the article, so better have one long article than several short ones. And "Predator X" is just a hyperbolic nicknamed that should not be used now that the animal has been named. FunkMonk (talk) 05:21, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
I don't really care much about the name Predator X, if an article exists on its specific species then its scientific name should be used, but the main thrust of my question is whether it's wise to redirect to the genus or not. Making that article so long seems to make the readability of it worse, but I'd like to know what Dinoguy2's thoughts are on this. ScienceApe (talk) 22:58, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
I don't really work on pliosaur articles, but my feeling is that species articles could be spun off when there is enough to write about them. Some of those Plioaurus species have more info than many individual genera. Alternately, we could do a Species of Psittacosaurus style solution if the article is too long. MMartyniuk (talk) 09:21, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Smilodon[edit]

Hello! I see your Smilodon size comparison, and it is good, but more like the size of Smilodon populator, not Smilodon Fatalis, because Smilodon populator is 1.2 m tall at the shoulder, like the picture. The size of Smilodon fatalis more like this: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Smilodon_fatalis_life-restoration_'08.jpg and not this: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Smilodon.png So, I think your Smilodon size comparison picture is need the good name (Smilodon populator). — Moldovan0731 (talk) 14:51, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

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Utahraptor illustration[edit]

It's been suggested to me that my new Utahraptor illustration replace the one currently existing on the Utahraptor article. I've put my new version on Commons, but I'm not sure it's appropriate to include it in the article as long as there's no published information about why this version is more accurate. What do you think? -Ferahgo the Assassin (talk) 18:31, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your efforts![edit]

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Your name came up on a Wikipediocracy thread about solid content writers who don't get the credit they deserve and I just wanted to drop by and do a little of that. Thanks for your work on behalf of The Project! Carrite (talk) 02:37, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Neoaves[edit]

Hi. I will send you these three papers:

If you need another one, just write me. --Ornithodiez (talk) 17:32, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

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What traits do birds have exclusively that non-avian dinosaurs do not and vice versa?[edit]

This is just a guess, but dinosaurs have long tails while avians do not. I would say that birds have beaks, but all oviraptors have beaks correct? ScienceApe (talk) 14:52, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

The top image here is a good overview of traits: [1]. Other animals do have toothless beaks (oviraptorids, pterosaurs, turtles) but these evolved independently of birds and are not homologous. So far as we know only true birds have toothless beaks, though it's possible we will find some Ichthyornis-like theropod with a toothless beak homologous with true birds. Dinoguy2 (talk) 14:55, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

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Question regarding unit ages[edit]

In The Dinosauria' stratigraphic distribution section, are the age ranges given for dinosaur-bearing units confident or uncertain? Say, if a unit is listed as Albian-Aptian does that mean the oldest sediments in the unit are Albian and the youngest are Aptian or does it mean that researchers don't know if it was Albian, Aptian, or straddled the boundary, but do know that it falls somewhere in that range? Abyssal (talk) 16:01, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

OK, I had a feeling I couldn't take those ranges at face value. Abyssal (talk) 16:25, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
Oh, just for clarification, when you say stage alone is useless for comparing formations, do you mean that because one formation might be, say, early Albian and another might be late Albian and therefore a ~10 million years separate in age? Or is there some other factor compromising its utility that I haven't thought of? Abyssal (talk) 16:38, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Kentrosaurus GA[edit]

Hello, would you be able to review Kentrosaurus? LittleJerry (talk) 21:34, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

See talk. LittleJerry (talk) 16:55, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Will you take the review? LittleJerry (talk) 01:35, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Hello? LittleJerry (talk) 18:29, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Air sacs[edit]

Hi, Dinoguy! I just read your interesting blog about dinosaur vocalisations. You referred to "theropods known to definitely lack clavicular air sacs". However, we must keep in mind (many, some of the greatest names in paleontology among them, don't) that "air sacks" are primarily the soft tissue structures outside of the skeleton. They invade the bones via diverticula, but the hollow spaces thus created are only a minor part of the system. Their absence does not imply that the entire air sack is absent. Applying the method of phylogenetic bracketing the clavicular air sack of Aristeon makes it most parsimonious to assume this structure was present in the Avetheropoda.

Greetings, and saving the T. rex roar, --MWAK (talk) 05:20, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Megapnosaurus[edit]

Why are you convinced that this is an invalid genus. Many paleontologists would disagree, and it is certainly not fair to change the whole page because of it. You should keep the page until there is a general consensus!

Alternatively you could delete Dracorex, Stygimoloch, Nanotyrannus and all the ridiculous new Iguanodontids (Dollodon, Mantellisaurus ect.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.193.98.186 (talk) 18:34, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

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Would you be interested in edditing some texts I wrote on theropods?[edit]

Hi Dinoguy2!

I'm currently writing my PhD thesis on the evolution of teeth and some cranial bones in non-avian theropods. I have, in the introduction section, chapters on the history of the discovery of theropods, as well as the history of the classification, and the current classification of non-avian theropods. These chapters are, according to me, more exhaustive than those I can read in the theropod article on Wikipedia. I would love adding them to this article, yet I don't have time to edit the text to fit to the Wikipedia style (I know how to do though, as I did it many times for the French version, but I'm too busy right now to deal with this). Would you be interested in editing my text with the reference I will provide you so that these sections car appear in the article on Theropoda? You would also need to correct my English as this is not my mother tong. What do you think of my proposition? If you can't, would you know someone else that would be interested in this task? Many thanks in advance for your time and consideration. Best regards, --Christophe Hendrickx (talk) 08:42, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

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What lead to the decline of large flying animals[edit]

Someone over at the reference desk asked a question somewhat related to pterosaurs (although it may be outside your area of expertise), thought you might be able to offer some insight, Decline_of_large_aerial_predators ScienceApe (talk) 23:13, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Aerodactylus[edit]

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Deinocheirus size[edit]

Yo! Would you have time to update your old Deinocheirus size comparison? https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Deinocheirus_scale.png FunkMonk (talk) 14:26, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

I and IJReid will soon try to get it to GA and FAC, so would be much appreciated! FunkMonk (talk) 15:46, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

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Triconodonta[edit]

Hi Dinoguy2,

Triconodonta should not be used anymore? Regards. DenesFeri (talk) 15:40, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in[edit]

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Merry Christmas![edit]

The christmas velociraptor by durbed.jpg

Oh, you'd better watch out, you'd better not cry, you'd better not pout, I'm telling you why

Christmas Velociraptor is coming to town

He sees you when you sleeping, he knows when you're awake, he knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for your life's sake

Oh, you'd better watch out, you'd better not cry, you'd better not pout, I'm telling you why

Christmas Velociraptor is coming to town


Merry Christmas, and watch out for the Christmas Velociraptor, IJReid (talk) 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas[edit]

Dashing through the prehistoric, In a one-t.rex open sleigh, All the teeth we go, Roaring all the way, Bells on Sharp Teeth Rings, Making dinosaurs bright, oh what fun is ride and roar in a one-t.rex open sleigh, Hey!

Jingle teeth, Jingle teeth, Jingle all the prehistoric, Oh what fun is ride and roar in a one-t.rex open sleigh, Hey!


Jingle teeth, Jingle teeth, Jingle all the prehistoric, Oh what fun is ride and roar in a one-t.rex open sleigh,

Merry Christmas, and watch out for the Tyrannosaurus who pulls Santa's sleigh! Dinosaur Fan, 26 December 2014

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Taxobox request[edit]

Could you possibly help out at Dearcmhara with the addition of a taxobox? Unfortunately I'm not sufficiently expert enough to be able to generate one myself. Prioryman (talk) 22:27, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Ichthyornis[edit]

Hi, currently we are checking a new reconstruction for Ichthyornis here [2], particulary about the extension of the beak. Could you help us?--Rextron (talk) 01:06, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Stegosaurus Sophie[edit]

I saw your request on Dinogoss for information about the Sophie specimen. Sophie is the same as Sarah, previously exhibited at Aathal. The museum published a short brochure "The Stegosaurs of the Sauriermuseum Aathal" in 2009. It is available as a free pdf from their site (though presently, I can't access the link for some reason). Anyway, from this booklet it is clear that the plates were found in a pretty good articulation. Their sequence seems to be authentic. Only two plates were overlapping a bit, so a Czerkas-style mount was chosen. I like the new restorations you're working on. As regards the "thick skin" hypothesis: a fat layer of skin embedding the plate would not have improved plate mobility. To improve mobility soft tissue below the plate base would be necessary. Perhaps the narrow "neck" of the plate was covered in skin forming a sort of pedestal which would have allowed for a high mobility and yet assured a good attachment.--MWAK (talk) 10:21, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

The Italian T. rex reconstruction...[edit]

Hi there,

I just wanted to clear up why I posted that photo on the T. rex talk page. Basically, there's a user on the Italian T. rex page who simply refuses to remove it from the article, despite the anatomical inaccuracies you mentioned. His argument is that the model was displayed in the grounds of the Natural History Museum of Milan (where they'd presumably want to reconstruct the animal as accurately as possible), that the wikimendia commons criteria for saurian anatomical accuracy are BS, and that your own feathered reconstruction was baseless fanboy amateur artwork... He adamantly refuses to accept any criticism of the model, ignores phylogenetic bracketing, and cites an old 1990s Kazuhiko Sano poster ([see here http://www.kazusano.com/portfolio-images/430-7445.jpg]) as "proof" that his reconstruction is valid, simply because it was shown on a 2014 Scientific American article.

His argument for keeping the image, aside from his belief that it is perfectly accurate, is that it is needed to illustrate the size difference between rex and humans... I proposed showing a photo of the Stan or Sue skeletons surrounded by crowds of people, but he refused to contemplate it.

Basically, considering the user's profile indicates he can speak English, I was wondering if you could contribute to this discussion, as I know you're much more well informed on the topic than I am. The discussion is here at the bottom. I'd love it if the Italian article could reflect the scientific rigor of the English one.

If you don't feel like it, would it be possible to send me the emails of relevant authorities who could comment on the model?

Thanks in advance! Mariomassone (talk) 18:34, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

I have this page on my watchlist, and as I said before, the image is "illegal" under Italian copyright law, so you can just have it deleted. That would be easier than a long discussion, anyhow. FunkMonk (talk) 18:45, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Hi FunkMonk! The image is not on commons, but on the Italian wiki itself. Would that still be illegal? Cheers! Mariomassone (talk) 18:58, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes, because the uploader has released it under a CC license, but according to Italian law, the sculptor owns the copyright to the photo. That means that if it was to be used on the Italian Wikipedia, it would be under fair use, in small resolution, and therefore it would be useless compared to all the free images we have available. FunkMonk (talk) 19:00, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
See T. rex talk page. Mariomassone (talk) 19:08, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
In case it may be helpful, here's a blog post about why paleontologists often make awful advisers for dinosaur life appearance.[3] Dinoguy2 (talk) 19:25, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
You may also want to try contacting Andrea Cau, a prominent Italian paleontologist who knows what he's talking about and would know instantly that the model is laughably bad. I don't have his email but he is on Twitter and Facebook. Dinoguy2 (talk) 19:28, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! I sent him a message, as well as some to Gregory S. Paul, Thomas Holtz jr, Philip Curie and Luis Rey. So far, only Holtz has responded, confirming excatly what you said. Mariomassone (talk) 21:00, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Template categories[edit]

Hi, I've been looking at wp categories (checking for consistency etc) and I've come across categories like Category:Immediate step-children/Tawa. These categories don't follow some of the normal rules/conventions for categories (e.g. that categories for templates have a name that includes "templates", "navboxes" etc). Also, these categories haven't been tagged (on the talk page) by a project which is unusual. As you created Template:Taxonomy/Tawa hallae and placed it in one of these categories (actually a redlink category for many months) I was wondering if you could explain a bit about what these categories are (e.g. a link to a project page). DexDor (talk) 18:01, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

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Citations on Brontosaurus[edit]

Hi, Dinoguy2. Great to be working with you on Brontosaurus again, seven years later! Are you able to copy-paste the references cited in the Classification section from Apatosaurus? I could help, but I suspect we'll end up tangled in edit conflicts. If you'd rather work on other stuff for now let me know and I'd be happy to do it! — JEREMY 16:22, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Sure, just have to figure out why they didn't come over, must be in a different section! Dinoguy2 (talk) 16:24, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
Usually a bot carries them over after some time, but let's see... FunkMonk (talk) 16:29, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

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Scientific American[edit]

Hello Dinoguy2, explanation: I added this reference to the brontosaurus and Diplodocus‎ articles thinking the reference would provide a reader more information to explore (it did for me as non-expert), which you reverted since there was a non-blog reference already [blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/2015/04/24/that-brontosaurus-thing] Sorry If I used the reference incorrectly. Jcardazzi (talk) 15:01, 26 April 2015 (UTC)jcardazzi

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INTERESTING ABOUT DINOSAURS[edit]

Hello,

I'm very interested in dinosaurs. I look at Wikipedia page about Argentinosaurus with many pictures and I see that pictures. But I'm asking you because I'm confused with its long neck. What is the difference between Argentinosaurus and Apatosaurus? The other question, are you an archeology or just working at the museum?

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Dreadnoughtus[edit]

Hi! Can you tell me your opinion about my edit? It is good or bad? Here it is: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dreadnoughtus&type=revision&diff=670849677&oldid=670848045 One user named Tarlneustaedter reverted it because he thinks that "You're still adding meaningless and misleading precision", but if I'm not wrong, the difference between 22–38 tonnes and 22.1–38.2 tonnes is neither meaningless nor misleading precision. I'm also corrected the source about the downsizing of Dreadnoughtus. As you can, the doi of the "two" source is exactly the same. Please anwser as soon as possible. If you think my edit is bad, you can revert it, but if you think it's good, please tell to Tarlneustaedter and WolfmanSF not to revert it. Thank you! Christina1969 (talk) 20:31, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

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