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CptBeefFart155 karma

How often do you have to put up with jokes likening you to Ross from Friends?

enrybicus98 karma


DaveDanger45 karma


enrybicus35 karma

The latter. The Gigantosaurs would hunt individually and wouldn't act as a group.

Shit_Hits_The_Fan16 karma

technically, the Giganotosaurus sized Compsognathus would hunt alone as well! hehe. sorry. I will walk myself out...

enrybicus22 karma

Size DOES matter.

sankyu8336 karma

How much is known about a dinosaur's skin, or is everything we see depicted totally made up?

enrybicus66 karma

It's made up. We can't discern the traits of a dinosaur's skin with current technology.

adamczuk26 karma

Have you ever had a surprise while on a dig? Say you went expecting a single bone and unearthed a full skeleton? What made you get into Palaeontology and how hard was it to secure a job in your field?

enrybicus51 karma

Q: Have you ever had a surprise while on a dig? A: I once found a raptor torso while searching for a Baryonyx. That was cool.

Q:What made you get into Paleontology? A: Jurassic Park. Grant was a badass.

I'll answer some more questions later. I'm heading out for dinner.

bbaglien20 karma

how influenced were you influenced by the book/movie Jurassic Park?

enrybicus39 karma

Very. I nearly renamed myself Alan.

Vonrait20 karma

Did the Tyrannosaurus have feathers?

enrybicus30 karma

We don't know. Yutyrannus Huali, a close relative, is the only Tyrannosaur known to have possessed feathers.

spiciernuggets14 karma

You have to have sex with a dinosaur.
Which one do you choose?

enrybicus101 karma

Triceratops. It was rather horny. (BUM DUM TISS)

spiciernuggets22 karma

You were waiting for this weren't you.

enrybicus45 karma


Veeks9 karma

Don't you mean torosaurus? Or is that still up for debate?

enrybicus19 karma

The Torosaurus is the mature form of the Triceratops. They're still considered two separate species.

iNAKO13 karma

What is it like living every kid's dream?

enrybicus21 karma

Pure joy.

aladaze7 karma

On this note, my son (6) wanted to be a "space paleontologist" (his words, we watch a lot of Dino Dan and Dinosaur Train) until some jackleg told him there aren't dinosaurs in space. He's still pretty disappointed. Do you have any bits of awesome that might lift his spirits about 'doing' paleontology on terra firma?

enrybicus2 karma

He could become a space archaeologist, which is pretty close. If he's still bummed, tell him that any child interested in science DESERVES to fulfill his dream.

qhemist12 karma

So how is the everyday life of a palentologist? Do you hit the books a lot, and do you often get the chance to do field studies? Do you take a lot of courses in geology?

enrybicus6 karma

It's great. There's a nice balance between field work and indoor research.


strudelsticks10 karma

If I were an eccentric billionaire how much would it cost to buy a complete dinosaur skeleton? Assuming I want something huge like a T-rex or Diplodicus

enrybicus22 karma

Several million dollars. Museums love dinos.

Moki3608 karma

Why has the perception of dinosaurs changed in the past decade (Why has it gone from giant lizards to giant birds, skin to feathers etc.). And what you say if I said I wanted you on a research team to Isle Sorna?

enrybicus18 karma

Well, genetics has reshaped the perception of birds and dinosaurs radically - some contend that dinosaurs were birds.

Isla Sorna? Sure! What could go wrong, right? Right? Guys?

cabbage167 karma

I have heard you cloned a t-rex and it is now your girlfriend. Is this true?

enrybicus9 karma

Yeah. She's a bit loud, though.

cabbage166 karma

Don't listen to what society says. Be proud.

enrybicus12 karma

DINOSAUR RIGHTS! Our symbol shall be a rainbow-colored Stegosaurus.

Ryan412037 karma

Where are the main places that you find dinosaur bones in The USA?

enrybicus7 karma

The west, primarily.

theguywhopickedkirby7 karma

Which dinosaur would have been the best to ride in the garden of eden?

enrybicus3 karma

Define "best".

theguywhopickedkirby4 karma

Hmm good question. Loyalty/utility/badassery.

enrybicus8 karma


inb4 cliches

sourdsmokin5 karma

Do you know any christians in your profession?

enrybicus11 karma

Yeah. They're pretty stupid and obnoxious. I don't have a problem with religious folk, though.

holy_bacon4 karma

Is there any possibility that we could find some intact DNA from a dinosaur? Maybe something preserved in amber? I would love to see a dinosaur one day, and I heard Russians were trying to do that with wooly mammoths.

enrybicus4 karma

DNA deteriorates over time, so I doubt it.