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    Feathered Dinosaur Essay

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    Hala Murad Essay Questions Set #2 Due: January 26, 2017 Question Number 2: Find an article about the phylogeny of any group of organisms that interest you and write a summary of the article. In a concluding paragraph, explain what you learned by reading the article. The article “Feathered Non- Avian Dinosaurs from North America Provide Insight into Wing Origins” details a discovery that allows the expansion of the phylogeny of feathered non-avians. Remains were found in Canada of bird-like dinosaurs known as ornithomimosaurs. These fossils were interesting in that they appear to have feathers and that they were found in an area with rougher soil than usual. There are three skeletons; one juvenile and two adults. The juvenile, which they approximate…

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    The Velociraptor

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    The Velociraptor was a speedy, meat-eating, dinosaur that was typically six-feet long, two-feet tall, and around 45 pounds. The Velociraptor is also known as one of the most bird-like dinosaurs of its time. This dinosaur likely roamed the Earth from 86 to 70 million years ago towards the end of the Cretaceous Period. In 1924, Henry Fairfield Osborn, then President of the Museum of Natural History, coined the name “Velociraptor” because of its ability to run and run fast, as well as its…

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    Did you know that some dinosaurs had wings and feather but they didn’t have any use for flight? According to “Raptors: The Bird-like Dinosaurs of Mesozoic Era” by Bob Strauss, Over 70 million years ago, there was a family of feathered dinosaurs called Raptors. Raptors were feathered Theropods that varied in size from no bigger than a large chicken, to exceeding the height of a full grown man. The time the Raptors lived mainly centered around 65-90 million years ago in the Cretaceous era. A…

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    The paragraph draws a conclusion that the fine lines discovered in a fossil skeleton did not certify that Sinosauropteryx was a feathered dinosaur. Whereas, the lecture rebuts this statement, and manifests that Sinosauropteryx has feathers. To begin with, the paragraph asserts that the fine lines were the fibers decomposed from skin preserved in the fossil instead of functional structures. Contrary to the reading, the lecture refutes that the fine lines are indeed functional structures,…

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    Evolution Of Dinosaur

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    The article begins with explaining how dinosaurs once roamed the Earth and over time evolved into the feathered birds we have come to know today. The terrifying beast went from having enormous teeth to simple bird beaks. How the dinosaur’s mouth has transformed continued to be a mystery, but a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provided insight into a potential evolutionary mechanism. Amy Balanoff and a team of evolutionary biologist used fossils…

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    Sauropod Neck Structure

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    Introduction Sauropods, the large behemoths of their time, have incredible body structures that include massive weight and length. While a lot is known about these dinosaurs from current fossil records, there is still much to learn. The ability to move and support their appendages (primarily the neck and tail) is one aspect of these dinosaurs where research continues to provide new answers. This paper seeks to examine some of the more current research regarding sauropod neck functionality and…

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    carnivore which was also known to be king of the dinosaurs. The Tyrannosaurus Rex was king of the dinosaurs mostly through their physical appearance which led them to have multiple abilities. The T-Rex had strong thighs, powerful tails, and it’s large head which balanced the body out. This appearance helped the dinosaur become more agile and able to move more swiftly/ smoothly. Not only was the dinosaur agile but was a forceful animal filled with powerful strength through their muscles and…

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    is seen as unrealistic, figurative language is used multiple times which makes it harder to understand while in Jurassic Park figurative language is used less making an easier understanding of the story. Another story that would be similar to the story Jurassic Park would be The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The story The Outsiders is similar to the story Jurassic Park because of their plots. The plot of Jurassic Park are scientist that were exploring the island in Costa Rica until everything goes…

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    When we visited the Field Museum in Chicago, we saw some incredible things. Even though we were only in one section of the museum, the “Evolving Planet,” we were still flooded with information and exhibits. Fossils of every type of living thing for the past billion years were at the museum. We saw fossils of almost every species of dinosaur, plant, mammal, and even some of the earliest humans. Despite all of these displays, the one that stood out the most was Sue, the best preserved…

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    Modern Tarzan has CG hippos and crocodiles Never before has the jungle where Tarzan lives had so many computer generated animals. Rodeo FX completed nearly 200 visual effects shots for The Legend of Tarzan, including action sequences with CG hippos and crocodiles. The new Tarzan movie from Warner Bros. is a film about the return of the hero to the jungle, but many of the scenes that look as part of a nature documentary… were created with computers. The level of action you see in The Legend of…

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