A rare fossil of a T. Rex and a triceratops locked in battle will finally be put on display

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/11/25/a-rare-fossil-of-a-t-rex-and-a-triceratops-locked-in-battle-will-finally-be-put-on-display.html

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There has to be someone besides the Daily Heil to link to, and if there isn’t, it isn’t worth linking.

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Amen

Also just recently nature has been trolling the DUP in northern Ireland (lots of them are young earth creationists which is why they threw their hat in with Trump etc. and probably why the English Tories treat them with contempt all the while they are a key ally, often handing the balance of power to them.) By finding dinosaur fossils there. Rare in this part of the world as it was underwater.

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This does need an @thomdunn

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So, will the plaintiff be represented by the triceratops, defendant by the t rex? Or vice versa?

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So “Ancient Dinosaurs Trapped in Battle” refers to the US court cases too?

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“the two most popular dinosaur species: T-Rex, and triceratops”

Where did they get that? Velociraptor would like to have a word.

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‘Diply-docus’ seems to have fallen out of favour, sadly.

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I was hoping to find a picture of Noddy Holder (Slade, geddit!!) in a three-pointed hat as a triceratopsy counterpoint to your T.Rex image, but sadly it was not to be.

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Cool! Saw that article but I’d let it slip off my feed.

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I hope this will put to rest the fact that triceratops was the bravest of all the dinosaurs and stood up to the evils of the t-rex, which I have repeatedly tried and failed to edit into its wiki page. A bunch of t-rex lovers over there

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A T. Rex and a triceratops locked in battle is the ultimate dinosaur illustration cliché of my youth. Yet here it is; finally made real as a fossil, no less…

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Well they died side by side anyway, but maybe they were just dumped there by something bigger?

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No, no let us have this familiar childhood tableau of a T. Rex fighting a triceratops! Unless… they were both done in a by a stegosaurus, in which case it’s the ultimate dinosaur illustration combo cliché!

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I would totally watch a TV spinoff called Law & Order: Late Cretaceous.

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I’ll be totally honest: that was a last minute addition, because I needed a publicly available thumbnail image to use, and the best one I could find was this one on YouTube. I didn’t have to include the video, but it seemed weird to have their watermark on the image and not include it.

I’ll see if I can switch it out.

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The Milwaukee Public Museum already has one

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I was looking for an image that incorporated the triceratops aspect but didn’t find anything. :rofl:

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The triceratops would be the defendant, because, as will be made plain to the jury, the lazy triceratops denied the hard-working, honest T-rex a richly deserved meal.
Case closed, objection.

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