REASON 10 TO VISIT #ULTIMATEDINOS: TYRANNOSAURUS REX VS GIGANOTOSAURUS!
Two of the BIGGEST meat eating animals OF ALL TIME face off at the end of Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants of Gondwana. It’s a symbolic battle as neither of these dinosaur legends lived together in the same place (with Tyrannosaurus rex in Laurasia, and Giganotosaurus in Gondwana) or at the same time. Both however compete for biggest theropod ever with Spinosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus.
- btw, Brian Switek has a great piece on the different ways to measure what the biggest theropod could be here.
So I want to ask you, who wins in this EPIC battle of beasts? Tyrannosaurus rex or Giganotosaurus? Let me know if the comments, reblogs and on twitter! GOOD LUCK!
So who wins?
Here’s a preview of an upcoming post. Insects entombed in amber.
This is a very special (and grainy) photo of something near and dear to all of us who love Jurassic Park, an insect trapped in amber. While it’s highly unlikely, if not impossible, for us to ever clone a dinosaur, ala InGen, as Justin Bieber says “Never Say Never”.
More to come on one of my most favourite things, amber!
I just love the behind the scenes. Especially of the dinosaur kind.
I had a wonderful opportunity to have nearly unlimited access to the #ultimatedinos gallery while it was under construction last spring. Here we have a few photos of the before and after of one of my FAVOURITE #ultimatedinos, Austroraptor!
- Austroraptor is awesome.
- Austroraptor might be the most underrated raptor and also one of the few found in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s name means “Southern Thief” which is just about as dope a name as you could have.
- Austroraptor is closer in size to the Velociraptor we love from Jurassic Park. So it was huge. But also look at those arms? Probably couldn’t open kitchen doors.
- Austroraptor was most likely covered in feathers. Making it not only deadly, but also beautiful.
- Austroraptor is also awesome.
Check out this short clip too, on Research Casting (the guys who made the repro dinosaurs @ROMToronto, and from the final museum flight scene in Jurassic Park) putting together Austroraptor!
Yup, that’s a Velociraptor welcoming you into @ROMToronto. #ultimatedinos #jurassicpark