Friday, January 30, 2009

I'm Reluctant to Admit This...


The more I read about them (thanks to everyone who's lately sent me stuff), the more ceratopsids are becoming my favorite dinosaurs. Scott Elyard will never let me live this down. Specifically centrosaurine ceratopsids, because they go through really bizarre changes during ontogeny. And the early members of the group (Albertoceratops, "Octoceratops") are really freaking wierd.
Zip it, Elyard!

8 comments:

ReBecca Foster said...

Welcome to dark side. You are evolving, that is all. Ceratopsids rule.

Sean Craven said...

Heh, heh, heh. This is the side of paleontology that always cracks me up -- if you ask ten paleontologists what their favorite dinosaur is, nine of them will have an answer.

The tenth will look at you like you just dropped a loaf in the middle of the dinner table and respond, "That is a ridiculous question -- I am a scientist and am concerned with more serious issues than that, you sniveling pea-brained knuckle-dragging juvenile half-witted baboon."

And they only say that because they're embarrassed to admit that their favorite is Tyrannosaurus.

I often wonder if physicists have favorite basic forces. "I claim weak atomic!"

Adam Pritchard said...

I'm having similar sentiments towards the mighty ceratopsids these days. I think it's the explosion of literature that's going on right now and all the crazy new animals that have come or are in press.

...but T. rex is still my favorite. :)

Raven said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! There is more to life than theropods! And no, he will never let you live it down

ScottE said...

Join us! Join ussssss!

And:

One of us! One of us! One of us!

Raptor Lewis said...

What's wrong with Ceratopsians? They and Theropods rule.

Metalraptor said...

I'm one of the nine, my favorites are allosauroids like Allosaurus and Giganotosaurus. But I do like ceratopsians; I like all archosaurs and most mammals. Triceratops used to be my favorite, but I grew out of it. That's not to say T-tops still doesn't hold a special place in my heart.

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