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HELLO ERIK

For those who are not Erik: Heya, I'm Eto, and I tend to post drawings, cute birds (esp. cockatiels and kiwis and sometimes Hatoful Birdfriends), dinosaurs, bugs, X-Files, music, and other happy-making things.
Fixed up and finished that preening raptor pic! Prints and such are on redbubble here.

Fixed up and finished that preening raptor pic! Prints and such are on redbubble here.

Five dollar icon commission for @thepaladog!

Five dollar icon commission for @thepaladog!

Posted 6 days ago with 2 notes
 #thepaladog  #drawing stuff  #cinnamon  #fursona
Have you ever watched a cockatiel try to preen its tail feathers because it’s adorable and I fully intend to inflict it on tiny misc. raptors

Have you ever watched a cockatiel try to preen its tail feathers because it’s adorable and I fully intend to inflict it on tiny misc. raptors

officialunitedstates:

dinosaurs are all around us.  they live on, in our hearts, deep inside.  in a moment of sadness, a dinosaur is comforting you on your shoulder.  in a moment of desperation, a dinosaur is leading you through the trials of life.  in a moment of courage, a dinosaur is right behind you, pushing you on to victory.  thank you dinosaurs, for all that you’ve done

Posted 2 weeks ago with 8,961 notes (via genderbuck , org. officialunitedstates )
 #yes  #dinosaurs  #reblogs

princeowl:

scully: mulder what do you think happened here?

mulder:

image

Posted 2 weeks ago with 24,708 notes (via firewingedlion , org. princeowl )
 #frick  #x files  #gif  #aliens  #reblogs
gentlemanbones:

Dunsparce is ready to love again.

gentlemanbones:

Dunsparce is ready to love again.

Posted 2 weeks ago with 17,373 notes (via gentlemanbones , org. gentlemanbones )
 #me too  #pokemon  #dunsparce  #reblogs

rhamphotheca:

The New Spinosaurus

by Brian Switek

Spinosaurus has changed dramatically since I was a kid. The model I used to terrorize my other toys with looked like an overgrown Allosaurus with a giant sail on its back.

As paleontologists rearranged the dinosaur family tree and found new species, however, they realized that Spinosaurus was a very different sort of animal, allied with croc-snouted, heavy-clawed dinosaurs like Baryonyx. When Spinosaurus finally tore up the celluloid in 2001′s Jurassic Park III, it was as a monstrous carnivore with giant claws, an elongated snout filled with conical teeth, and a flashy fin atop its back. And the evolution of Spinosaurus imagery has not stopped.

A paper out in Sciencexpress today proposes that Spinosaurus was far stranger than paleontologists expected.

The core of the new study, led by University of Chicago paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim, is a partial skeleton of Spinosaurus found in the 97 million year old rock of Morocco. The importance of the new specimen is in revealing parts of Spinosaurus never seen before. The skeleton includes parts of the skull and some vertebrae, but the real keys to the new Spinosaurus are the hips and hindlimbs…

(read more: Laelaps - National Geographic)

illustration by Davide Bonadonna; skeletal by Tyler Keillor, Lauren Conroy, and Erin Fitzgerald

rhamphotheca:

Nomad’s Find Helps Solve Mystery of the Spinosaurus
by Kenneth Chang
The first bones came in a cardboard box. Nizar Ibrahim, a paleontologist, was in the Moroccan oasis town of Erfoud at the edge of the Sahara, returning from a dinosaur dig in the sands. Inside the box, brought to him by a nomad, were sediment-encrusted pieces more intriguing than anything he had found himself, including a blade-shaped bone with a reddish streak running through the cross section. He took the bones to a university in Casablanca.
That was April 2008.
The next year, he was in Italy visiting colleagues at the Milan Natural History Museum who showed him bones that looked as if they were part of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, a strange-looking predatory dinosaur larger than Tyrannosaurus rex that lived in northern Africa about 95 million years ago…
(read more: NY Times)
illustration by Davide Bonadonna

rhamphotheca:

Nomad’s Find Helps Solve Mystery of the Spinosaurus

by Kenneth Chang

The first bones came in a cardboard box. Nizar Ibrahim, a paleontologist, was in the Moroccan oasis town of Erfoud at the edge of the Sahara, returning from a dinosaur dig in the sands. Inside the box, brought to him by a nomad, were sediment-encrusted pieces more intriguing than anything he had found himself, including a blade-shaped bone with a reddish streak running through the cross section. He took the bones to a university in Casablanca.

That was April 2008.

The next year, he was in Italy visiting colleagues at the Milan Natural History Museum who showed him bones that looked as if they were part of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, a strange-looking predatory dinosaur larger than Tyrannosaurus rex that lived in northern Africa about 95 million years ago…

(read more: NY Times)

illustration by Davide Bonadonna

crotalinae:

Pacific Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus amabilis) (by Crotalinae)
Normally I avoid “in-hand” shots of field herping, but I love how this one turned out.

crotalinae:

Pacific Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus amabilis) (by Crotalinae)

Normally I avoid “in-hand” shots of field herping, but I love how this one turned out.

Posted 3 weeks ago with 352 notes (via crispysnakes , org. crotalinae )
 #my love  #snakes  #ringneck snake  #reblogs