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elijahshandseight:

Here we go with a personal take of the Brazilian spinosaurid Irritator. And yes, it is feathered. Please, leave me alone.

Irritator is a genus of spinosaurid dinosaur that lived in the early Cretaceous Period (Albian stage), around 110 million years ago. Current estimations indicate a length of 8 meters and a weight of 2-3 tons. It was found in Brazil. Irritator was a theropod with an unusually shaped crest at the rear of its head, and probably ate fish. So far the only fossil that has been found was an 80 centimeter long fossil skull in the Romualdo Member, a layer member of the Brazilian Santana formation. This skull strongly resembles the skulls of Suchomimus and Spinosaurus. The genus is often regarded today as identical (synonymous) with Angaturama, which lived in the same time and the same place as Irritator.

Irritable, 2012.

Coloured with Tria Markers and pencils. Based on grey headed and Campbell albatrosses

References: Felipe A. Elias

Links: http://smnt2000.deviantart.com/art/Irritable-320298963http://ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.it/2012/08/irritable-aka-irritator.html

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ask-an-mra-anything:

- sent messages to feminists pretending to be very friendly and open to polite debate, but immediately turned abusive when told they were not interested, sending rape and death threats

- after being called out on sending death/rape threats to tumblr user misandry-mermaid, I pretended to apologize but then admitted I still wished death upon her and even went on to obsess about it, repeatedly saying how the world would be a better place without her and how wonderful it would be if she were dead.

- used the n word repeatedly and said expressly anti-Black statements, and when called out about it, I said I couldn’t be racist because I would totally make out with a Black male celebrity I found attractive (because the hypersexualization of Black men is totally not something that’s been used as a tool of oppression for literally centuries in the United States)

- blamed feminists for infant circumcision, even those expressly against infant circumcision, and wished death on all of them, stating how the world would be better off if they were all dead

- admitted on multiple occasions that I plotted to murder the doctor who performed my circumcision and only stopped plotting when I found out he was already dead (and expressed sadness that it wasn’t by my hand)

- became angry at feminists and stated that “you would think they would know better than to argue since the UCSB shooting”

and that’s only a partial list! feel free to send me an ask with more instances!! but lol you guys are so right!! I “haven’t really done anything wrong”!!!

and if I were to delete my blog and a MAN HATING MISANDRIST were to THEORETICALLY steal my url to make a parody account, outlining the SUPPOSED MISOGYNY totally not deeply embedded in the men’s rights movement, lolol that would be TOTALLY WORSE OF THEM!! PEOPLE MAKIN **JOKES** ABOUT THE RIDICULOUS FUCKED UP NATURE OF MISOGYNY ARE JUST AS BAD IF NOT WORSE THAN EVERYTHING I HAVE DONE!!!

but lolol good thing this account is 100% real and not TROLLIN!!

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earthyqueer:

superyouandinvisibleme:

“You can’t be asexual because you don’t reproduce by self-replicating” is basically the same argument as “Your nose can’t be running because it doesn’t have feet.”

oh my god

this is going on my list of fave asexual posts

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libutron:

Australian Eclectus Parrot (female) - Extreme Reversed Sexual Dichromatism in a bird without Sex Role Reversal

This colorful parrot is Eclectus roratus macgillivrayi (Psittaciformes - Psittaculidae), the Australian subspecies of about 10 known subspecies of the Eclectus Parrot.

Eclectus roratus is a species with a unique form of sexual dichromatism (red and blue females, green males), scientifically named reversed sexual dichromatism in which females are brighter than males.

Reversed sexual dichromatism is usually associated with sex role reversal in which males care for offspring and females compete for mates. It is, in bird species with females brighter than males, males usually take care for offspring.

However, the striking reversed plumage dichromatism of Eclectus roratus  parrots does not fit this pattern. This species is a case of extreme reversed sexual dichromatism, which is not associated with classic sex role reversal (the species does not exhibit sex role reversal and females take care of the offspring), but results from sex-based differences in visual predation and female competition for nest hollows.

In their environment, the red and blue females are more conspicuous than males against a visual background of leaves but not against trunks. In contrast, the green males are more conspicuous against tree trunks than against leaves

Females remain in their nest tree for up to 11 months each season, so during breeding females compete for nest hollows and males for access to breeding females. Whereas females are more conspicuous than males against leaves, they also have the nest hollow nearby as a refuge against predators. However, foraging males cannot retreat to a nest hollow whenever a predator  approaches, and consequently their colors need to be less conspicuous (green) against the leafy background.

Male plumage reflects a compromise between the conflicting requirements for camouflage from predators while foraging and conspicuousness during display. Females are liberated from the need for camouflage but compete for rare nest hollows.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Peter Nijenhuis | Locality: The Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary, Port Douglas, Craiglie, Queensland, Australia

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omniastudios:

In celebration of the full moon, here is The Celestial Oracle ring.

Ethereal hands surround a beautifully crafted handmade glass full moon sphere. Limited edition.

www.omniaoddities.com

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iicel:

wrong anime

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libutron:

Russula sp.

The genus Russula (Russulaceae) includes some very beautiful and interesting species, and a lot of hard-to-distinguish species. About 20 or 30 species can be identified fairly easily, but there are perhaps 750 species worldwide [1].

Photo credit: ©James Winder and Michael Pilkington | Locality: China

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libutron:

Half & Half | ©Randy Langstraat  (Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, US)

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libutron:

Sharpshooter

Sharpshooter is a term used colloquially to refer to a highly diverse group of leafhoppers of the family Cicadellidae. Oncometopia nigricans (Hemiptera - Cicadellidae), pictured, is one of nearly 20,000 described species in that taxonomic family.

Like all true bugs, this species has piercing-sucking mouthparts, which are used to tap into and feed upon xylem or phloem (sap) tissue of plants. It also has large eyes and excellent visual acuity to avoid detection and capture by potential predators.

Oncometopia nigricans is an American species which as other ones, is considered a pest of several crops, because they can disperse relatively long distances, feed on a great variety of plants, and more importantly, they have the ability to vector (transmit) infectious pathogens from plant to plant. 

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Kim Fleming | Locality: unknown

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