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Scientists find dinosaur that was scourge of Jurassic Europe
Reuters ^ | March 5, 2014 | Will Dunham

Posted on 03/06/2014 6:37:05 AM PST by C19fan

In Europe 150 million years ago, this dude was the biggest, baddest bully in town.

Two scientists in Portugal announced on Wednesday that they have identified the largest carnivorous dinosaur ever found in Europe, a 33-foot-long (10-meter-long) brute called Torvosaurus gurneyi that was the scourge of its domain in the Jurassic Period.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: dinosaur; dinosaurs; godsgravesglyphs; jurassic; paleontology; portugal; torvosaurusgurneyi
Looks like this species supplants Allosaurus as the apex predator during the Jurassaic period.
1 posted on 03/06/2014 6:37:05 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan
Looks like this species supplants Allosaurus as the apex predator during the Jurassaic period.

Yes - Ate all the creationists at the time.

2 posted on 03/06/2014 6:39:47 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: C19fan

I wish Noah could have made a special room on his barge to keep two of these creatures. What a shame!


3 posted on 03/06/2014 6:43:54 AM PST by Sawdring
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To: C19fan
I bet he ate cats for snacks.

Sorry Kitty, only kidding.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 6:48:35 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: C19fan

How stupid. Everyone knows that the scourge of Jurassic Park was the Velociraptor.


5 posted on 03/06/2014 6:52:50 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
We have a photo of the elusive Cat-eater. . .


6 posted on 03/06/2014 6:54:33 AM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: SunkenCiv

May be of interest.


7 posted on 03/06/2014 7:00:10 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: from occupied ga

Don’t be silly, all dinosaurs in The Garden were vegetarian.


8 posted on 03/06/2014 7:09:42 AM PST by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: from occupied ga

Bones with stories… the bones may be real but the story (maybe?) constructed to get headlines and funding may not be. As we have learned with Global Warming (Climate Change when it gets cold)… “Scientists” can get very creative when pursuing money, fame and ideology gets confused with science. Justathought and a small measure of skepticism, which used to be part of what was once known as the scientific method!


9 posted on 03/06/2014 7:09:55 AM PST by FiddlePig
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To: C19fan
Meanwhile, in North America . . .

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10 posted on 03/06/2014 8:20:44 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: FiddlePig
From the article: ""Torvosaurus gurneyi was obviously a super predator feeding on large prey like herbivorous dinosaurs," Hendrickx said.

That's information aplenty yielded from some bones in the dirt. How do they know it was a predator and not a scavenger? How do they know it was not an omnivore? How do they know it was not strictly a herbivore, for that matter.

The there is this gem from the article: "...and may have been covered with an early type of feather, Hendrickx said."

It may have been covered with hair or a leotard, for all we know. Conjecture and guesses.

11 posted on 03/06/2014 8:22:00 AM PST by jimmyray
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To: C19fan
Here it is...

The Helenthomasaurus


12 posted on 03/06/2014 8:26:22 AM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: C19fan

Why was a fierce predator dinosaur a “scourge”, but modern fierce predators like wolves are beautiful creatures that need to be reintroduced to public lands?


13 posted on 03/06/2014 8:46:43 AM PST by Avid Coug
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To: ThomasMore
Here it is... The Helenthomasaurus

Which was supplanted by the Hillaryclintoadasaurus, whos Medusa like glare and cankles are the scourge of America!

14 posted on 03/06/2014 8:51:47 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: jimmyray
How do they know it was not strictly a herbivore, for that matter.

Teeth. Most carnivore teeth are unsuited for a diet of vegetation.

15 posted on 03/06/2014 8:51:50 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: jimmyray
That's information aplenty yielded from some bones in the dirt. How do they know it was a predator and not a scavenger? How do they know it was not an omnivore? How do they know it was not strictly a herbivore, for that matter.

A predator needs teeth suitable for killing prey, not just eating meat. And the teeth suitable for eating veggies are not the same teeth suitable for meat eating.

Compare dog teeth:

versus cow teeth and deer teeth:


16 posted on 03/06/2014 9:03:19 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625
Sharp teeth like those found on the Fruit Bat?

or the Panda Bear?.

Or the omnivore like the Baboon?

17 posted on 03/06/2014 9:18:16 AM PST by jimmyray
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To: JimRed

I’m with you on the assessment of skulls, teeth structure and likely diet. However, it is not 100% certain, and it irritates me when conjecture is stated as fact by so called scientist. If they would simply condition it with “we believe” or “I think” or “it is reasonable to assume”, we would all enjoy the opportunity to exercise our critical thinking skills. However, when stated as fact, especially to schoolchildren, they accept it verbatim, and fall into all sorts of error and wacky beliefs. Fairy tales like abiogenesis, global warming and liberalism are destroying this once great nation.


18 posted on 03/06/2014 9:24:12 AM PST by jimmyray
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To: jimmyray

Sharp teeth to cut and hold, flat surfaces to grind. The more vege diet, the more flat teeth, the more strictly carnivore, the more sharp teeth only.
If there are only a few flat teeth, can be Omni, but need at least one set of flats to grind. If there are no flats, cannot grind. So, if no flats, then needs to ferment to eat veggies, cannot grind to increase surface area of the food.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 9:30:15 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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QUOTE: "Sharp teeth to cut and hold, flat surfaces to grind. The more vege diet, the more flat teeth, the more strictly carnivore, the more sharp teeth only. If there are only a few flat teeth, can be Omni, but need at least one set of flats to grind. "

I'm with you on the generalities of tooth structure and diet. However, not all herbivores masticate.

For examples, many bird species eat seeds whole, and digest them in their gizzards with various hard bits like rocks, shells, etc.

I just wish they would state that it's assumed or reasonably concluded, instead claiming conjecture as obvious fact, to wit: "It was indeed better not to cross the way of this large, carnivorous dinosaur," said paleontologist Christophe Hendrickx

20 posted on 03/06/2014 9:55:01 AM PST by jimmyray
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To: Sawdring

>> “I wish Noah could have made a special room on his barge to keep two of these creatures. What a shame!” <<

They were probably on the ark as eggs.

Didn’t likely matter, since the ice age that ensued from the hot ocean water of the flood probably wiped out lots of cold-blooded critters.


21 posted on 03/06/2014 10:10:29 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: FiddlePig

We don’t need no steeenking science; we need grants!
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22 posted on 03/06/2014 10:14:03 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: KoRn; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ..
Thanks KoRn.

23 posted on 03/06/2014 3:37:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: C19fan

Scourge, eh?


24 posted on 03/06/2014 4:50:24 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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