Post by Hatzegopteryx on Feb 20, 2014 20:26:01 GMT
Just a reminder: Those fight debates are not just places to say "k thx bai", we aim to have active threads all-in-all, so we can share information about the combatants, and debate the relevance of the factors. Anyway, that was just a heads up, since many threads on DPF were forgotten for that same reason.
I'd say it's 50/50, though slightly leaning towards Oxalaia quilombensis.
Post by themechabaryonyx789 on Feb 21, 2014 8:50:31 GMT
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0065295 "Despite the differences in the size and morphology of the tested regions between the Spinosaurus (estimate skull length 117.6 cm; longer, more gracile and a small terminal rosette relative to length) and B. walkeri rostra (97.1 cm estimated length; therefore shorter, relatively more robust with a larger terminal rosette), both spinosaur rostra perform in a similar manner, and due to their large size absolutely outperform all crocodilian taxa. This points to spinosaurid feeding methods potentially being very similar, at least between these two species. " Apparently, Baryonyx has a more robust skull than Spinosaurus in relation to its body size. Suchomimus is very similar to Baryonyx anatomically, and Oxalaia is very similar to Spinosaurus anatomically. Oxalaia and Suchomimus are also relatively similar in terms of size. Suchomimus probably has the superior bite here, if going by the study I have shown above.
Probaly a draw, as Hatzegopteryx, we dont have much information about Oxalaia, maybe it dont even had a sail, or had a bulkier anatomy than Suchomimus, but, on the way that we know Oxalaia, yeah, it is a draw.
It most likely didn't possess a dorsal and dorsoventral axial sail structure. As already suggested and generally accepted with Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, this potential structure would be most likely a muscular ridge, but we don't have evidence to support a dorsoventral ridge structure.
Hatzegopteryx: That's not even the beginning, the whole forum is disturbingly lethargic.
Jun 14, 2014 15:49:29 GMT
Spinosaurus Maroccanus: I'm quite surprised how no one has touched the Argentina 97ma thread
Jun 14, 2014 15:20:28 GMT
Hatzegopteryx: This forum needs some serious attention; I'll be at it for a moment, unless I get other tasks that do not allow me to do so.
Jun 6, 2014 19:13:55 GMT
Hatzegopteryx: It's a genetic fallacy. It's basically an argument that intends to discredit the opponent's position by asserting the opponent's failure to act consistently in accordance with that position.
May 26, 2014 20:47:51 GMT