The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

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

Post by Lambuzhao » 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 » 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 » 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 Coolest Animals/Plants Alive

Post by OliveAnne » 27 Nov 2017 08:57

horizont wrote:
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 » 05 Jan 2018 19:26

New Birthday present to self:

Balaur Bondoc

https://img00.deviantart.net/2e9a/i/201 ... 4qhssn.jpg

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

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Not one but TWO sickle-claws on feet, and two oversized hand-claws.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Nc1eZ191wY4/U ... an0004.jpg


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

Post by Lambuzhao » 21 Jan 2018 15:48

So, one day, while my son was playing either Ark:Survival or Spore, he asked me if there was any such thing as an aquatic sloth.
I was stumped. I didn't think any Edentates (or Xenarthans, as they are called now) dove into the rivers or seas.
Ever.

I mean, I think David Attenborough has showcased a sloth with a mean butterfly stroke on occasion:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HW8yDEnLUsA/V ... rezoso.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_VA6LePZ6KNY/R ... wnlrg3.jpg

… but no 24/7 swimmers, at least…



Until I found out recently about Thalassocnus natans, an apparently ocean-going relative of Megatherium and the other sloths, that swam off the shores of :per: and
:chi: .

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__wX94Pgmirc/T ... esloth.jpg
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/e66I1uLeCew/hqdefault.jpg

feeling an especial sense of pride with my son since he's ½ :per:.

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

Post by Lambuzhao » 21 Jan 2018 16:00

OMG!

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/65/c8/86/65c8 ... bfb753.jpg

Don't you dare, Acrophyseter, you crazy, saw-toothed vlohel-kujira whalepoise!

https://img00.deviantart.net/e185/i/201 ... bvgtsk.jpg

Give 'em the Hong Kong Phooey, Thalassocnus! The real Eddie Scissorhands treatment!!


Here, a raft of Inkayacu are foiling the ambush of a Squalodon, yet another snaggletoothed wholphin:
https://penguinplacepost.files.wordpres ... landia.jpg

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

Post by Creyeditor » 21 Jan 2018 16:17

Gotta say, I love aquatic mamals [:)]
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by Lambuzhao » 25 Jan 2018 05:43

From 2 years back, or so,

Just catching up with the Leaproach (Saltoblattella montistabularis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8DeAh-2nik

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