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Episode 272: Why some dinosaur teams shrank whereas others grew


    Episode 272 is all about Tylocephale, the pachycephalosaur with the tallest dome.

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    On this episode, we talk about:


    • Metabolism could have pushed theropods to shrink whereas different teams have been rising supply
    • Teylers Museum within the Netherlands has the paleo artwork exhibit “Dinomakers” supply
    • An Iguanodon tail has been discovered at cliffs close to Brighstone on the Isle of Wight within the UK supply
    • A dad in Guernsey, UK, by chance ordered a a lot larger-than-expected Carnotaurus sculpture for his son supply
    • The track “Dinosaurs in Love” by a 3 year-old woman has gone viral supply

    The dinosaur of the day: Tylocephale

    • Pachycephalosaurid that lived within the Late Cretaceous in what’s now Mongolia (Khulsan area, Barun Goyot Formation)
    • Kind species is Tylocephale gilmorei
    • Genus title means “swollen head”
    • Described in 1974 by Teresa Maryanska and Halszka Osmólska
    • Discovered a partial, broken cranium with the jawbone (mandible) and a few tooth
    • Had the tallest dome of any pachycephalosaur (identified to this point)
    • Dome is so excessive which you could see the dome when trying on the cranium from the again (don’t see this within the domes of different pachycephalosaurids)
    • Cranium may be very excessive and slender, and quick
    • Had thick bones on the roof of the cranium
    • Bone behind the cranium (squamosal) is sharp, and never swollen, and the dorsal portion (again) of the squamosal types the thick margin of the cranium within the again. The ventral portion (entrance) is skinny
    • The again of the squamosal on the roof of the cranium has eight nodes
    • Numerous debate over the dome (protection, attracting mates, and so on., go into extra element about pachycephalosaurid domes in episode 93, Pachycephalosaurus)
    • Most likely had good imaginative and prescient and sense of scent
    • Had giant tooth, in comparison with different pachycephalosaurids
    • Herbivorous
    • Estimated to be 4.6 ft (1.4 m) lengthy, so fairly small
    • Intently associated to Prenocephale (we cowl in episode 98)
    • Most likely bipedal, with lengthy legs and inflexible tail
    • Pachycephalosaurids began in Asia and migrated to North America, so Tylocephale in all probability migrated again to Asia

    Enjoyable Truth:
    Birds require between 15 and 20 occasions extra meals than a similar-sized reptile.


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