O/T Lighter Fare: Paleo-Biology — Meet The “Destroyer Of Shins” — 75 Million BCE!

Given that we are now learning that Mr. Comey (in writing, last week) asked Rod J. Rosenstein, the man who wrote the memo firing him last night — for additional resources to broaden the Russia contacts investigation — and all that means for Mr. Hamilton’s notions of ordered liberty, and freedom from tyrants. . . .

I decided. . . we could use some lighter fare! So, do meet the first dino named after the morphed Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver characters, in the original “Ghostbusters“. Hilarious!

Do go read it all:

. . . .This “Zuul” weighed in around 5,500 pounds, which is about the size of a white rhinoceros, said study leader Victoria Arbour, a paleontologist at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. . . .

Like their relatively close cousins the stegosaurs, ankylosaurs may have used their weaponized tails to fend off predators such as tyrannosaurs: The species name crurivastator means “destroyer of shins.”

It’s also possible that the dinosaurs used their tails to compete with other males, though it’s hard to test that theory in an extinct species. . . .

Now you know, and do twist onward with unwasted grace — and endless radiance — you know who you are. . . .



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