Really? I mean, *really*? A bird?

I’ve got a proper (guest) post coming soon, but I simply had to share this.

Courtesy of Marc Jones.

8 Responses to “Really? I mean, *really*? A bird?”

  1. 1 mattvr 10/05/2011 at 9:05 am

    *Sigh* Someone suggested it was a half buried dog carcass in the comments.
    They were derided for not noticing it had only two legs.
    Palm, Face, union.

  2. 2 Albertonykus 10/05/2011 at 9:21 am

    There’s also a tendency to associate any kind of tetrapod skeletal element with dinosaurs, even though when it clearly belongs to a mammal. (Happens among visitors in museums a lot, I’ve heard.)

  3. 3 Kilian Hekhuis 10/05/2011 at 9:26 am

    “The creature has a reptilian skull with long canine teeth” -since, as we know, reptillian skulls typically have differentiated dentition and the like. What were they thinking…

  4. 4 TopGon 10/05/2011 at 9:48 am

    Hi pals! It’s a dog, well, a half dog carcass. If you look, you can see the scapula but there are some facts more indicative: ulna, radius and tipical canine dentition with incissive, canine and tricuspidal molars. I’m not an anatomist but in this case I don’t need to be one to see that this is a fake. xD


    • 5 David Hone 10/05/2011 at 10:28 am

      I’m not sure you realised, but yeah, i know.

      • 6 Mark Robinson 11/05/2011 at 4:44 am

        If it’s a dog, why has it got only two legs? Haha, got you there you silly scientists! What’s more likely – a dog with two legs or an unknown-until-now, late-surviving, differentially-toothed, cave-dwelling dino-bird (with a massive pygostyle)?

        Score – Random ill-informed anonymous commenters:1; Biologists/Anatomists/Sensible people:0

    • 7 TopGon 12/05/2011 at 3:03 pm

      I’m sorry about my english level… 😉 It seems a joke. xD

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