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Ypatch (talk) 06:09, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Kronosaurus restorations[edit]

I know you've taken note of the name Eiectus longmani being erected for MCZ 1285, but I wanted to ask if the Kronosaurus image File:Kronosaurus queenslandicus.JPG that you uploaded from Wikipedia is based on MCZ 1285 (holotype of Eiectus longmani) or any of the Kronosaurus specimens from the Toolebuc Formation (e.g., QM F2446, QM F18827, QM F10113), because QM F18827 and QM F10113 are from the same stratigraphic horizon as the Kronosaurus queenslandicus, and MCZ 1285 is from the older Aptian-age Doncaster Member of the Wallumbilla Formation. Molnar (1982, 1991) suggested that MCZ 1285 may not be the same species as K. queenslandicus holotype and instead probably represents a different taxon, and a paper by Thulborn and Turner (1993) concurred, listing MCZ 1285 as possibly a distinct species of Kronosaurus. Many people on Twitter have expressed opposing ditching Kronosaurus due to its widespread use in scientific literature, but they might concede that the pliosaurid specimens from the Wallumbilla Formation are a distinct taxon from the pliosaurid material from the Toolebuc Formation because, as noted by Noè & Gómez-Pérez, the referral of all pliosaurid remains from Aptian-Albian deposits in Australia to a single genus and species is untenable given that more than one genus of pliosaurid is known from the Paja Formation of Colombia. As noted by McHenry (2009), QM F18827 and QM F10113 are suitable candidates for a neotype for K. queenslandicus in accordance with Article 75.3 because they preserve sufficiently diagnostic cranial remains and come from the same type horizon as QM F1609 (the Toolebuc Formation is middle-late Albian and is several million years younger than the type horizon of Eiectus longmani). Therefore, by treating QM F18827 and QM F10113 as holotypes for Kronosaurus queenslandicus, stability of the name Kronosaurus will be preserved.

Therefore, you can ask several users on Wikipedia if the images File:Kronosaurus.jpg, File:Kronosaurus BW.jpg, File:Kronosaurus2 NT.jpg are morphologically based on MCZ 1285 or specimens from the Toolebuc Formation like QM F18827 and QM F10113.

Molnar, R.E., 1982. Australian Mesozoic reptiles. In: Rich, P.V., Thompson, E.M. (Eds.). Vertebrate palaeontology of Australasia. Monash University, Clayton, pp. 170–220. Molnar, R.E., 1991. Fossil reptiles in Australia. In: Vickers-Rich, P., Monaghan, J.M., Baird, R.F. et al., (Eds.). Vertebrate palaeontology of Australasia. Pioneer Design Studio, Monash University, Melbourne, pp. 605–702. Thulborn, T., Turner, S., 1993. An elasmosaur bitten by a pliosaur. Modern Geology 18, 489–501. McHenry, C.R. 2009. ‘Devourer of Gods’. The palaeoecology of the Cretaceous pliosaur Kronosaurus queenslandicus (PhD thesis). University of Newcastle, viii + 616 pp.Extrapolaris (talk) 15:52, 22 December 2021 (UTC)Vahe Demirjian[reply]

Hi, I didn't create that image, but there is a whole discussion about the identity of Kronosaurus restorations here[1] that you're welcome to join. FunkMonk (talk) 16:16, 22 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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18:11, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. FunkMonk (talk) 19:47, 4 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Inostrancevia problem[edit]

Hello FunkMonk, I have a little problem with the picture of File:Inostrancevia latifrons12.jpg, due to the fact that the animal's insicives are too large and that some reconstructions show the teeth of Inostrancevia exposed to the air, this confuses me a little. It is better to put the old...Amirani1746 (talk) 14:21, 30 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

No animals with big canines have exposed incisors, so it simply doesn't fit with anything we know. I can just make the muzzle larger, but I'm not entirely sure what the problem is supposed to be. So don't revert without discussing. Also, upper teeth can be covered by the lower lips as well in modern animals. Just look at your own incisors; where do they go when you close your mouth? FunkMonk (talk) 22:46, 30 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The problem, is that if you look carefully at the new picture, especially at the location of the incisors, you can still see the traces of them (in your place, I would have deleted them). In addition there are animals whose teeth are semi-exposed in the open air, which is quite possible for gorgonopsians, if the reconstructions would be invalid, then there would be a report that such reconstruction would be invalid. Amirani1746 (talk) 12:11, 31 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
What you're seeing are the lower incisors, because the mouth isn't fully closed. Even in the original image, it's clear the mouth isn't fully closed (notice the gap between the jaws along their length), so the teeth would be visible between the lips. FunkMonk (talk) 12:59, 31 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Borealestes serendipitous.jpg ‎[edit]

I'm fairly sure the image is a heavily altered photoshop of an image of the 3d model of the skull of Borealestes created by Matt Humpage in collaboration with the researchers behind the 2021 study (Model can be found here. You can tell it's not been directly drawn because the zygomatic bar is not clearly distinguished from the coronoid process of the mandible, which is something you would definitively include if you were drawing it by hand. Many of A. C. Tartarinov's "own work" uploads appear to be produced by the same process. Hemiauchenia (talk) 04:41, 31 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I think they're borderline cases, but I removed the copyright tag. FunkMonk (talk) 08:12, 31 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

De-adminship warning (Feb 2022)[edit]

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Thank you! -- 4nn1l2 14:51, 10 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]