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Chomper98

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« Reply #80 on: July 11, 2017, 03:11:38 am »
What is your favorite theropod dinosaur and why?

Mine is Daspletosaurus Torosus. I think its cool because its much like its larger cousin, the T.rex. However, it is probably also the best candidate for the Rex's ancestor, as I don't know of any other large Tyrannosaurine that existed in North America after Daspletosaurus aside from the King of the Dinosaurs itself. I also find it fascinating how it could be almost a quarter smaller and yet still be an apex predator in its environment(because there were other large Tyrannosaurines around at the time, like Tarbosaurus in Mongolia and Lythronax in North America. However both were bigger. I find it puzzling that there were already giant Tyrannosaurs in Asia and yet they hadn't reached that size yet in North America until T-rex appeared.)

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« Reply #81 on: November 10, 2017, 05:08:04 pm »
I have always been very interested in dinosaurs, and I probably always will be. I did go through the obligatory phase of wanting to be a paleontologist as a child. I kinda doubt I would want to do that as a career now, but I wouldn't bet against it! Right now, I'm a first-year college student and I'm trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. I'm pretty certain that I'll end up doing something in STEM, but I'm not sure what yet. I do actually have a non-LBT dinosaur poster in my dorm, along with a 5x7 of a picture I took of an iguanodon track in New Mexico and a little glow in the dark dino figurine on the thermostat. I'm also pretty pumped to be taking intro to geology later this year, especially since my school is in Colorado (where the spiketails were first discovered!) and uses a 'block' system instead of juggling several classes over a semester! :)littlefoot
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