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jlhredshift
2011-Nov-21, 02:35 PM
I have attached a low res copy of the artists recreation of Bambiraptor feinbergi from page 11 of Remarkable New Birdlike Dinosaur (Theropoda: Maniraptora) from the Upper Cretaceous of Montana by Burnham et. al.; 2000 because I think it is a great recreation of a possible scene. It makes one wonder if the frog is Swift enough to escape. Link to paper: https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/dspace/handle/1808/3761

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Swift
2011-Nov-21, 03:52 PM
Oh sure pick on the moderator/frog. I'm reminded of this Dilbert strip (http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1995-09-06/). :D

Nice painting.

jlhredshift
2011-Nov-21, 04:01 PM
Oh sure pick on the moderator/frog. I'm reminded of this Dilbert strip (http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1995-09-06/). :D

Nice painting.

I was kinda hoping you would take a shot at identifying the frog.

Swift
2011-Nov-21, 05:36 PM
I was kinda hoping you would take a shot at identifying the frog.
Oh, sorry. Doesn't ring a bell with me, though I am mostly familiar with local species of the current time frame.

There are some current tropical tree frog species with red feet and red eyes (one example (http://www.uvm.edu/~inquiryb/webquest/sp09/eeckstei/RedEyeTreeFrog2.jpg)), but they don't have that stripped pattern and that frog doesn't look like a tree frog. I suspect there is a fair amount of artistic license there. I know there has been work to identify feather colors in dinosaurs; I don't know of any work on skin colors of ancient amphbians, though there might be.

Cougar
2011-Nov-21, 06:58 PM
Hmm. A transitional form. Imagine that.

I'm glad that's a frog and not our common ancestor from that period. :boohoo:

CJSF
2011-Nov-21, 07:09 PM
BAMBIraptor? This isn't a leg-pull, but a "real" dinosaur?

CJSF

Swift
2011-Nov-21, 07:11 PM
BAMBIraptor? This isn't a leg-pull, but a "real" dinosaur?

CJSF
I missed that completely! :lol: It should be chasing a fawn, not a frog!

PraedSt
2011-Nov-21, 07:46 PM
I like the fact that a bird's taste for meat predates their taste for seeds. Those dinosaur colours are made up, no?

jlhredshift
2011-Nov-21, 08:33 PM
Well....


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selden
2011-Nov-21, 09:52 PM
Issue Date: 2000
I thought that picture looked familiar...