The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by Lambuzhao » Mon 17 Jul 2017, 16:24

Creyeditor wrote: Also a very stylish green.
[tick] I agree. Feathers on fleek! :mrgreen:
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Re: The Coolest Animals/Plants Alive

Post by horizont » Mon 24 Jul 2017, 08:34

lsd wrote:Image
the blob...
A giant unicellular, immortal, capable of learning and of logic ... without brain...
Loool that made me spit out my coffee
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Re: The Coolest Animals/Plants Alive

Post by kiwikami » Tue 25 Jul 2017, 19:35

horizont wrote:Loool that made me spit out my coffee
Ensure you do not spit your coffee out onto the blob. It will absorb it, and with it the saliva from your mouth - and once it has a taste of human being, there is no stopping it.

It will devour all...

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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

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Re: The Coolest Animals/Plants Alive

Post by OliveAnne » Mon 27 Nov 2017, 08:57

horizont wrote:
Mon 24 Jul 2017, 08:34
lsd wrote:Image
the blob...
A giant unicellular, immortal, capable of learning and of logic ... without brain...
Loool that made me spit out my coffee

It looks like a real world Lorax [o.O]

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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by Lambuzhao » Fri 05 Jan 2018, 19:26

New Birthday present to self:

Balaur Bondoc

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https://durbed.deviantart.com/art/Balau ... -211370997

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https://t00.deviantart.net/_NcSvtUWfPLS ... 4klsww.jpg



Not one but TWO sickle-claws on feet, and two oversized hand-claws.
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Clearly, the most shock-and-awe parachutist/dive-bomber from among the maniraptorans.

I am also deeply enamoured with the recent theory that maniraptorans & proto-birds developed winglets not for flight, but as stabilizers for parkouring up near-vertical to vertical inclines
(e.g. tree trunks, cliff-faces) to escape predation and/or find a safe perch/ high-hide. Then, they could leap down, parachute-suit style, at their prey. Or run prey down.

Like a mesozoic skua, prolly chomped smaller maniraptorans, nestling pterosaurs, hatchling archelons, mesozoic popcorn (i.e. mini-mammals) fish, squid, egg-laying horseshoe crabs, whatever was small enough for these rock-drakes to tackle truculently.
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