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This is an excellent piece of music that the incredibly talented raptorcivilization put together for the channel!

palaeoverse:

So this isn’t actually the theme song for PalaeoVerse 

It might be if we can’t come up with anything else, but it’s doubtful

Still, I really liked it, and I wanted to share it with you all! :D

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Nothing with the word ‘paleo’ in it is a mistake.

Fair enough

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YEEEEEESSSSS.

no one should ever have let me download garageband 

You don’t understand I’ve always loved mixing music I just never had the time or the will to sit at the piano because when I did my mom would be like “WHY AREN’T YOU PRACTICING YOUR CHOPIN” so

this is a big mistake

… I got distracted mixing music for PalaeoVerse 

Sorry about that

So fun story

A week from today is my birthday

Yes, I share my birthday with Barack Obama 

No, I am not the president

Yes, I should be the president

Yes, I will be doing my favorite dinosaur on that day instead of our regularly scheduled theropod. 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A MAMMAL EXPERT

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Hello! Our team here at Palaeoverse would really like a mammal-focused paleontologist or just a mammal enthusiast to help us out on our channel. Please message us if you are interested!

Aerosteon riocoloradense

Source: http://jogosonlinerp.blogspot.com/2014/02/aerosteon.html

NameAerosteon riocoloradense 

Name Meaning:Río Colorado Air Bone

First Described: 2009

Described By: Sereno et al. 

ClassificationDinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Averostra, Tetanurae, Orionides, Avetheropoda, Allosauroidea, Allosauria, Carcharodontosauria, Neovenatoridae, Megaraptora

Aerosteon was another megaraptorid that was about 9 meters long and a little over 3 meters high. It was found in the Anacleto Formation in Argentina, and it lived in the Santonian stage of the Late Cretaceous, about 84 million years ago. Its classification is under some debate and it has been considered a tyrannosauroid. As it is only known from scattered remains, more specimens should be found before any real conclusions can be made about its classification. It had air filled spaces in its bones, giving it very lightweight bones and its possible that it had an avian like respiratory system, making me fairly convinced it should be rendered with feathers. This would have allowed for greater airflow to and from Aerosteon’s lung, allowing it to regulate its temperature and breathe faster, making it a very active predator. 

Sources: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerosteon

http://www.prehistoric-wildlife.com/species/a/aerosteon.html

Shout out goes to xtori34!

Just so I don’t clog up this blog, I will no longer be posting about PalaeoVerse here. Please go follow PalaeoVerse.tumblr.com for regular updates on the upcoming YouTube channel!

Check it out » Siats meekerorum

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Source: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KEG6bEFr9Ik/UqaNnSuVjjI/AAAAAAAACa0/vgahUFjXPi4/s1600/Siats+(wm).jpg

Name: Siats meekerorum

Name Meaning: Meeker’s Man-Eating Monster in Ute mythology

First Described: 2013

Described By: Zanno & Makovicky

Classification: Dinosauria, Saurischia,…

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Siats meekerorum

Source: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KEG6bEFr9Ik/UqaNnSuVjjI/AAAAAAAACa0/vgahUFjXPi4/s1600/Siats+(wm).jpg

NameSiats meekerorum 

Name Meaning: Meeker’s Man-Eating Monster in Ute mythology 

First Described: 2013

Described By: Zanno & Makovicky 

ClassificationDinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Averostra, Tetanurae, Orionides, Avetheropoda, Allosauroidea, Allosauria, Carcharodontosauria, Neovenatoridae, Megaraptora

Siats has been commonly called as the terror of T. rex, but the two were not actually contemporaneous. Siats lived in the middle Cretaceous, about 98.5 million years ago, in the early Cenomanian stage. It was found in the Cedar Mountain Formation in Utah. It was found fairly recently and it is the youngest allosauroid known in the region. It was the third largest theropod in North America after Acrocanthosaurus and Tyrannosaurus, and it would have been 35 feet long and 4 tons in weight. A clear carnivore, it would have slashed at its meat and have been one of the apex predators of its region. 

Sources: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siats_(dinosaur)

http://dinosaurs.about.com/od/carnivorousdinosaurs/fl/Siats.htm

Shout out goes to levilamprey!

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