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What is the best animal?
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What is the best animal?
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>>2035675
"best" is so subjective there is no correct answer.
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>>2035675
I'm interpreting this as 'favorite'. Which would be either Hyena or Dugong
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>>2035675
i am
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I like pic related because it creeps out 98% of anon, is practically harmless although it could sting like a motherfucker if it wanted to, and it's basically a giant wasp that's blood red.
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>>2035675
Hooded crows and Eurasian magpies are my favourite birds.

All great apes are my favourite mammals, although I like some megafauna, too, like moose.

Tardigrades are also kinda neat.
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this frog
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>>2035675
why does it seem like directly following a mass extinction a period of rapid evolution and diversification occurs?
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>>2036765

Emptied niches = open opportunities.
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>>2035675
>Dinosaurs
>extinct

BANDfags pls go
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>>2036845
the green represents reptiles, not dinosaurs.

all the reptilian dinosaurs are extinct. Warm blooded dinosaurs continue in the lineage of birds (light brown).

Likewise it shows mammals evolving from reptiles, but all the reptilian ancestors or mammals are extinct.
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Llamas
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Humans
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>>2036880
Humans are beings, not animals
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>>2035847
>practically harmless although it could sting like a motherfucker
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>>2036881
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>>2036881
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Guppies.
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>>2036854
There is no unique anatomical trait of birds that 'reptilian' dinosaurs lacked or weren't in the process of evolving, dinosaurs and birds are one and the same. There is no single distinction between a dinosaur and a bird that dinosaurs lacked. So at what point do you consider them separate from "reptilian" dinosaurs?
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>earth birth
maybe i have brain problems but that just sounds so hilarious to me
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>>2036881
The term "being" has been always been used for non-humans, though. The "onto" in palaeontology literally means "being" as in "animal".
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>>2037374
Probably once they started to develop wings. That's a large characteristic of birds, flight or not. Plus whatever extinction event meant only some could survive
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>>2037374
>There is no single distinction between a dinosaur and a bird that dinosaurs lacked.
you're the expert I guess.
>So at what point do you consider them separate from "reptilian" dinosaurs?
when they evolved things that other dinosaurs lacked. Pygostyle, keeled sternum, flight feathers, preen gland, whatever.
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>>2035675
back to >>>/reddit/
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>>2038150
many maniraptorans had wings and there are birds that had no wings
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>>2038158
Why does 4chan hate reddit so much?
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>>2040128
>many maniraptorans had wings
true since all birds are maniraptorans, but dubious otherwise.

wings have to be used for flight, or at least gliding. And right about when maniraptorans evolved flight (or gliding) is where we start calling them avialans.
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>>2040133
Flight in animals is actually just gliding
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>>2040138
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_and_gliding_animals
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>>2040140
>Wikipedia
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>>2040141
>plebians
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pigeon.
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