Orthodox dinosaurology has muddied the conceptual waters here by relegating the herbivorous dinosaurs to the swamps, where they are supposed to have gummed nothing but water plants. (life size dinosaur for sale)Now that we have a corrected view of them as dryland herbivores, it is possible to begin reconstructing a much more accurate context for the Mesozoic evolution of the flowering plants. The first clue to the interaction of dinosaurs and angiosperms can be found in the timing of extinctions.
Flowering plants first appeared in the Early Cretaceous just after the extinctions which occurred at the end of the second grand period (the age of stegosaurs and brontosaurs), and as the replacements for the third grand period (the age of the low feeders) were taking place. This sequence is highly suggestive. When the coalition of stegosaurs and brontosaurs died out at the end of the Jurassic, the plant-eating dinosaurs changed so profoundly that the rules of coevolution must have been reset.(dinosaur suit) Could this dramatic shift from Jurassic-type to Cretaceous-type dinosaurs have opened the way for flowering plants? It’s an exciting hypothesis—that the revolution in dinosaur plant-eaters caused the single most far-reaching development in the kingdom of land plants. And the evidence suggesting such a cause-and-effect relationship is very good.
To understand how the dinosaurs’ plant eating changed and how dinosaurs may have invented flowers, (life like dinosaur)Stegosaurus and its strange adaptations for eating plants must be understood. Here again orthodoxy has obfuscated some obvious truths about dinosaur bio-mechanics. Stegosaurus is often portrayed as something of a misfit, a quadruped endowed with two sets of mismatched legs—the front pair too short and the hind too long.
Stegosaur skeletons mounted in museums pose the beast with a clumsy, shuffling gait, its hips towering above its lowslung shoulders and its nose nearly at ground level. Stegosaurus and its close kin were the only common large, beaked dinosaurs in the Late Jurassic.(real size dinosaur) Therefore its feeding habits must have had a major influence on the evolution of plants. The orthodox restorations depict Stegosaurus as an ungainly low cropper, plucking plants from within a few feet of the ground. That is the precise inverse of the truth—Stegosaurus wasn’t a badly designed low feeder, it was a superbly designed high feeder.