Why Were Triassic Animals so Weird?

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Paleo Analysis

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Corto Maltese
Corto Maltese 2 ай бұрын
The funny thing about evolution, is that it's not "Survival of the fittest", it's more like "Survival of the least inadequate". Many species can continue surviving, even if they're not particularly great at it, as long as they multiply fast enough or have few enough predators, until climate or environment tips enough that their numbers just start declining and they can't keep up.
Brandon Villatuya
Brandon Villatuya 3 күн бұрын
They may have been more adequate at surviving a great extinction event as opposed to surviving against other living animals
Red Army
Red Army 3 күн бұрын
@Aden Nist After that we can just start with genesis and go from there because science says if the universe started in the order genesis dictates then we dont get the universe we live in today.
Red Army
Red Army 3 күн бұрын
@Aden Nist Im sorry, but before we go anywhere with this... could you confirm how you're able to know anything is the word of any God? Other than hear say. You can then explain the law of conservation which states energy can niether be created nor destroyed and yet this God you speak of created everything.
Aden Nist
Aden Nist 3 күн бұрын
@Red Army the Bible is completely compatible with science, i suggest you do research rather than assuming it's outdated. The word of god will never be outdated, he's the one that created all things.
Red Army
Red Army 3 күн бұрын
@freak1sees In biology, survival of the fittest means the best genes suitable to survive in its current environment, which is then selected to be past on to future generations. I dont know what the arguement is here. That doesnt mean which could potencially do more reps in a gym and become the fittest, its just a very small change in a species over a very long time. Birds lived alongside dinosaurs they are technically dinosaurs.
Andrew W.C.
Andrew W.C. 2 ай бұрын
Elephants are giant grazers that walk as if they’re wearing high heels and have a magical nose hand. Weirdness is directly proportionate to how familiar something is. And the Triassic is not commonly talked about in primary school. 😀
Bier B
Bier B 5 күн бұрын
@daximil Apart from males, which sometimes have a weird configuration of hair around their chin and upper lip.
Ojb 1959
Ojb 1959 13 күн бұрын
How bout The Walking Stick. Unbelievable!!!
Misses Hippy
Misses Hippy 26 күн бұрын
@mournblade1066 They say the same about us.
jimmicrackhead12
jimmicrackhead12 27 күн бұрын
I guess he's thinking about unique
TheAmazingfulOne
TheAmazingfulOne Ай бұрын
Most mammals walk on their toes only. Humans are weird for walking not only with the heel and toe, but putting the heel down first with each stride. We are the anomaly.
AyZeD
AyZeD 3 ай бұрын
That extinction that wiped out 90% of life on earth, all life on earth that has ever lived since then, came from the 10% that survived, how crazy is that to think about? Imagine if the other 90% of life didn't die out, how different would our planet be today? It'd be unrecognisable.
Misses Hippy
Misses Hippy 24 күн бұрын
@Jamey Barrow I will google this. Thx.
Misses Hippy
Misses Hippy Ай бұрын
@James Griggs Lol.
Jamey Barrow
Jamey Barrow Ай бұрын
@imarchello Yup! LUCA (last universal common ancestor) Apparently every single organism shares approximately 350 genes with some form of ancient archea like microbe from 4 billion years ago. Another growing dominant theory is that panspermia (the arrival of life/organic material) from mars may have seeded life on earth. Since astrobiologists are convinced that mars had life even before earth. Science is scarily mind boggling.....
Bolsa
Bolsa Ай бұрын
Meteors LOL
Agni Das
Agni Das Ай бұрын
The planet itself would be very recognizable :P
NotAChannel
NotAChannel 3 ай бұрын
I would ABSOLUTELY listen to an hour's discussion on these kinds of topics! Honestly if you decided to do a podcast I'd be really happy about it, and I've literally only just discovered your channel (this is my first video)! You explain things in an easy to understand kind of way, while not making the information feel dumbed down!
Fledhyris Proudhon
Fledhyris Proudhon 2 ай бұрын
Same! Subbing from this video.
Skeletal Wish
Skeletal Wish 3 ай бұрын
Could you imagine a time machine or some type of anomaly sending you back to this period? That would be freaking terrifying! A lot of these things looked like actual monsters!
miýwêýihtâkosiw Mahihkan
miýwêýihtâkosiw Mahihkan 10 күн бұрын
Would be a need for rapid personal evolution and one sturdy spear.
psychopath rob
psychopath rob 17 күн бұрын
@Danny Singh There was 50% more oxygen in the atmosphere during the Jurassic period. Either way we would still die in those periods. Too many large predators.
psychopath rob
psychopath rob 17 күн бұрын
@C North You couldn't breathe in the ancient atmosphere. Back then there was way more oxygen in the atmosphere. A human would not survive. We would need respirators. 80 million years ago there was about 50% more oxygen. We would all either have strokes or suffocate.
Dominasty
Dominasty 20 күн бұрын
@Maria Tennant That was the Cretaceous. Triassic was 12% near sea level. Cretaceous had as high as 35%. We'd pass out if we teleported back in time and space to the mid-Triassic period.
Ramses Hadad
Ramses Hadad Ай бұрын
I think Turok already did that: he was a legend that wrote a Saga with dinosaur guns.
Monke
Monke Ай бұрын
You ever think about how weird humans are? We are arguably the most unique species to ever walk the earth
Red Army
Red Army 3 күн бұрын
I guess everything is unique in its own way, everything would be black and white and very similar, other wise No?
Bier B
Bier B 5 күн бұрын
@Wolf DragoX Our ability to make things isn't very unique
The Crapehanger
The Crapehanger 12 күн бұрын
@Wise Squirrel It's a relative term, just means we are unique when compared to all other known species. It's not an absolute. I'm curious to know why you think we are 'especially' common though. That doesn't make much sense to me even if we assume infinite time and space.
Wise Squirrel
Wise Squirrel 12 күн бұрын
@The Crapehanger If we were to assume there is infinite time and infinite space (maybe it isn't the case and I am wrong), isn't the design of the 'human' bound to be repeated in the past or future on some distant planet? Again, I'm probably wrong, what do I know? I personally think nothing is unique, and especially not humans.
The Crapehanger
The Crapehanger 13 күн бұрын
@PiratedGenes Uniqueness is a concept, that's true. You seem to be struggling to understand how it relates to reality in this instance. Need any help with that? It's fairly simple to explain.
LordPadriac
LordPadriac 2 ай бұрын
Can we just take a moment to realize how bad it must have smelled with just over 90% of all life on Earth dying in a very short period of time. Like anyone that lives near a river of canal know what it smells like in high summer when heat dries up a lot of the water and some fish and bottom feeders get trapped and rot in the sun. Now imagine that but times the entire Earth.
Mastermindyoung14
Mastermindyoung14 16 күн бұрын
Take several more moments and realize that geological time scales, and an entire planet worth of air to disperse some stink, mean some biomass decomposing would be absolutely inconsequential.
_gorillaz freakinc._2
_gorillaz freakinc._2 24 күн бұрын
@leothelionator The planet didn't stay hot, if anything it cooled. The smoke blocked out the sun. Besides, microbes don't work that way. Whether or not microbes inhabit a corpse from the inside, does not mean microbes won't find their way to it from the outside.
leothelionator
leothelionator 24 күн бұрын
Might not be true; what if the heat was so intense that it even killed the very microbes and bacteria that are normally responsible for that smell?
Steven9567
Steven9567 27 күн бұрын
@M nah it would smell better
Glenn Taylor
Glenn Taylor 27 күн бұрын
@calluna No we are not.
Daganisoraan
Daganisoraan Ай бұрын
Short answer: All animals are weird when compared to other species, especially distant ones. It's only due to being used to see modern species that we don't find them weirds. But go back some centuries and people always found weird the animals that lived on other continents.
Wise Squirrel
Wise Squirrel 12 күн бұрын
@FatToDaCat Yo It is awesome to see that animals can really be any kind of chimaera you can think of given that the design isn't completely impractical or unreachable. I used to think that it simply wasn't the case.
Rah Jah
Rah Jah Ай бұрын
finding something weird is subjective and what your saying is implied, He even said “this is nothing like anything alive today today” again implying what you said, What he is tying to explain is why it’s different to stuff we are used to seeing. So no your answer is not the short answer it’s a cop out
penrythajanitor
penrythajanitor Ай бұрын
Weird weak oversized monkeys with scrawny limbs and massive heads?
Papa Gold Chainzz
Papa Gold Chainzz Ай бұрын
How am I suppose to go back there Marty Mcfly???
FatToDaCat Yo
FatToDaCat Yo Ай бұрын
I mean that's not a wrong perspective, but its also a very simple one. It goes without question how we arent used to seeing these things. But it's still a fact that these pre-historic animals were drastically, undeniably different both visually and physically from today's animals.
Ross Smith
Ross Smith 8 ай бұрын
That was a nice dose of existential angst right there at the end. Great way to end an excellent video!
imho
imho 6 күн бұрын
@EmberJaxx We'd fight each other for the last dregs of technology, and then the rats could take over.
imho
imho 6 күн бұрын
We are messing up our own gene pool so that will kill us off in a few generations.
Wave Official
Wave Official 19 күн бұрын
never understood this fear. you wont even be around to see it happen none of us will.
Giuseppe RS
Giuseppe RS Ай бұрын
That depends completely on the manner of the next extinction we face! But yeah, we might have a better chance!
killerfoxes
killerfoxes Ай бұрын
No we wouldn’t lol. We would starve to death. Also we would probably be the cause of that 95% die out. What do you think survives? Society would crumble, massive wars would break out. I would guess we woulf survive the first wave, but then it gets cold and food is extremely limited. We are speciealized and we are not special. In fact, we have made ourselves extremely dependent on capitalism. We would die.
Cmace
Cmace 2 ай бұрын
"Those who fail to learn from history will be totally fine and will never have to worry about that"
Sick Turret
Sick Turret 11 күн бұрын
@Itoshi Teru most jokes tend to be stupid. at least when you are a straight male.
Itoshi Teru
Itoshi Teru 11 күн бұрын
@Sick Turret I have merely absolutely no idea if what you said was a joke, But i really really hope you were joking because that's one of the most stupid things I've ever heard
RS
RS 23 күн бұрын
Exactly
DoubleMosasaur
DoubleMosasaur Ай бұрын
Ikr the ending was kinda stupid
ஆசீவகன்
ஆசீவகன் Ай бұрын
@Sick Turret why would you add covid to the list that is really real.
Francisco Javier Sarmiento
Francisco Javier Sarmiento Ай бұрын
I think part of the reason they look weird is because we don’t really know what they looked like! We are just hypothesizing based on skeletons usually, but artist depictions could be accurate enough that they hit the uncanny valley.
Mr. Robert Dobalina
Mr. Robert Dobalina 2 ай бұрын
Hopefully millions of years from now the alligators can write about us and our wacky adventures
Days Of Funder
Days Of Funder Ай бұрын
It gives me some strange sense of peace, to know that humans are basically no worse than an extinction level impactor
MILANISTA ULTRA
MILANISTA ULTRA 6 күн бұрын
@Wolf DragoX cynobacteria
Tony Murphy
Tony Murphy 12 күн бұрын
@New Falconer Records You lost me at George Carlin. Glad that bitter old man is dead
Wolf DragoX
Wolf DragoX 23 күн бұрын
That only shows how bad we are actually, name one other species that has caused such damage to life on planet
TheSpecter🇷🇺
TheSpecter🇷🇺 24 күн бұрын
@New Falconer Records It's the problem of other species as well, as we are already in the middle of a new mass extinction
Days Of Funder
Days Of Funder Ай бұрын
@New Falconer Records ha, yes 100% agree.
BobPants SpongeSquare
BobPants SpongeSquare 5 ай бұрын
The Great Dying or Permian Mass Extinction is probably the most haunting bit in natural history and paleontology. The notion that Earth could've been a dead planet even before the rise of dinosaurs and mammals is terrifying and depressing
John Doe
John Doe 13 күн бұрын
@Reee ee Not really
John Doe
John Doe 13 күн бұрын
@Kevin Parker You mean Nuclear
Innrex
Innrex 15 күн бұрын
@Sir Lawrence source?
Marco
Marco 27 күн бұрын
yeah but its self made this time and can be reversed if were not brain dead
Misses Hippy
Misses Hippy Ай бұрын
@Santino Solis Well worded and I concur. We are here because the climate was right; and the only meaning to life is the one we bring to it. Life is surreal on a flying, wet rock.
Damon Teague
Damon Teague Ай бұрын
This. Is. Fascinating! Thank you for the explanation!
Reiteration 6
Reiteration 6 26 күн бұрын
It's interesting to me to think that dinosaurs have lived through two major extinction events so far. They survived the triassic one by being generalists, then all the non-avian dinosaurs got killed off in the cretaceous one, which left some of the avian dinosaurs alive, because they had remained generalists. They largely failed to reassert their dominance (though they had some successes, such as the terror birds), but who's to say that the avians won't keep surviving mass extinctions and trying to recapture their glory days long after we're gone.
Claude
Claude Ай бұрын
If the climate of the Triassic was well suited for cold blooded animals, how do we explain the success of the erythrosuchids? These animals had a semi-erect posture and fast bone growth characteristic of warm blooded animals and were probably at least as endothermic as a sloth. Not a high body temperature, but not as dependent on the weather as other reptiles. I suspect the basal condition of archosaurs was warm and fuzzy.
Joshua Espinales
Joshua Espinales 2 ай бұрын
We don't mind waiting a little longer for more amazing content. If you want to do 1-hour videos, we are here for it.
HolyGarbage
HolyGarbage 3 ай бұрын
To be fair though, for all of our reliance on fragile systems and extreme specialization, this is all cultural. Our biology has remained largely the same as when we were hunter gathers 10,000 years ago. So, while our society might collapse, and with it billions of deaths, due to rapid changes in our environment, this does not necessarily mean extinction of our species. Even after societal collapse, all it takes is a fairly small group to cling onto life to carry our legacy on, even if it means falling back to the stone age. If you look at us from a culturally objective perspective we're anything but specialized, we're quite the ultimate generalists. Our specialization is extreme adaptability, via our intelligence and dexterity. No other species have adapted to such varied climates and environments as we have. So I think humans have a pretty good chance of surviving in the very long term.
megalonoobiac inc
megalonoobiac inc Ай бұрын
@HolyGarbage "Except a really, really large asteroid" this is what our nukes should be used for, if we were only sensible. Take all the nukes in the world and strap them onto some kind of space rocket shield, the smaller the pieces the more work our atmosphere could do to burn them away
Kate Smyth
Kate Smyth Ай бұрын
Agreed. It won’t happen. We are too clever and too adaptable. Our adaptations are now cultural, not in our biology , and there are so many of us, even if only 1% survived Armageddon it would still be a lot of people.
ren 𖦹 ̫ 𖦹
ren 𖦹 ̫ 𖦹 Ай бұрын
@Pinko Slink yuck
HolyGarbage
HolyGarbage 2 ай бұрын
@Pinko Slink What do you mean "Wrong". You're saying exactly what I said. Did you even read my whole comment? I assume you wrote to my original comment as you didn't tag anyone in your reply.
Buck Ó Donnghaile
Buck Ó Donnghaile 2 ай бұрын
@Redmenace96 Zoroastrians are still with us are they not? Maybe I'm reading that wrong.
Amethyst
Amethyst 3 ай бұрын
Fascinating video, I’m glad KZpost is actually recommending this type of videos. I always thought the creatures of this period were very wierd looking and now it makes sense. Evolution was having a field day with so many variations all trying to be the next dominant living thing or just got the lucky chance to be a freaky variation
Chuck Henebry
Chuck Henebry 4 ай бұрын
The image of two Tanystropheus at 2:50 shows one of them using its long neck as a snorkel, with its body perhaps 15 feet below the surface. That strikes me as questionable, given the hydrodynamics of displacing water to breathe at that depth. When I was a kid in the 1970s artists used to picture Brachiosaurus and other sauropods this way, until some smart paleontologists pointed out the physical impossibility. None of this prevents Tanystropheus from aquatic fishing, or breathing while its body is closer to the surface.
Fledhyris Proudhon
Fledhyris Proudhon 2 ай бұрын
Why is it physically impossible; the water pressure on the ribcage compressing the lungs? If the long neck wasn't used as a snorkel, my guess would be that it was useful for searching for and grabbing fish at a much wider range when they would flee from the bulk of the animal's body.
lecolintube
lecolintube 2 ай бұрын
Would love to see a video on how our perception of the Tanystropheus (noodle lizard) has changed!
The Content Crypt
The Content Crypt 14 күн бұрын
I love the bits of your head flying through the environments. Is really funny. This is also really well made, not something I'd usually be interested in but here I am
C North
C North 3 ай бұрын
It all really comes down to a simple factor: They had the abundance of food to maintain their sizes, while also evolving toward specializations. The earth has lost 99% of all species that ever lived. Much of the weirdness originates simply in the start of life itself. You get a variety of multi celled organisms who thrive in whatever way they can, and if they evolve long enough, they evolve into vastly different things. The earth is practically barren compared to what it once was. Back then it would have seemed over crowded, with various creatures as far as they eye could see, always present, basically a soup of feeding and mating.
William Lindsley
William Lindsley 17 күн бұрын
You assume that those 99% were alive at the same time.
Josef Gordon
Josef Gordon Ай бұрын
Dude, congrats one 1 million views! That's insane, I didn't think YT promoted actually good quality content.
Ekim Aulthar
Ekim Aulthar 3 ай бұрын
seeing all these weird creatures kind of makes me think of the early 20th century's haphazard designs for early versions of what would eventually become the airplane. Could evolution have been doing something 'similar', I wonder?
war lord
war lord 2 ай бұрын
@Julienn Faberge true, who knows what the future will bring.
Julienn Faberge
Julienn Faberge 2 ай бұрын
who is to say that the species we have now are the "final product"? they could just be prototypes for something later.... every generation believes it is the pinnacle that all the previous ones culminated in.
magni pettersson
magni pettersson 2 ай бұрын
no. the plane is a design where you can completely remove parts of individual designs. evolution cant backtrack and can only work with what its got. i mean apes like chimps are more evolved than us. but that doesnt secure their survival tho
war lord
war lord 2 ай бұрын
evolution is the ultimate character designer
Fox
Fox 2 ай бұрын
Evolution is not trying to achieve anything, it's just happening
Theoneandmarlboroman
Theoneandmarlboroman 3 ай бұрын
Pretty clear to me the Tanystropheus mostly walked/hopped on the bottom (why it has short thick limbs) where it was just shallow enough to get his head to the surfase to breath(why it has the long neck) and didn't go out of the water much because it's neck is to thin to comfortably support the weight on land (and where it would not have any use at all because it is not a herbivore that needs to reach for heigh leaves and would only make him vulnerable). (Also them just free swimming around doesn't look right)
Eric Taylor
Eric Taylor 2 ай бұрын
Life itself is extremely weird, considering, when boiled down to its simplest description, it is essentially just a chemical reaction.
Red Army
Red Army 3 күн бұрын
@frog Research? Id say you either believe in magic, fairies, Gods, ghosts and other mythical creatures with magical powers or you dont. There is definatly no evidence to suggest any of them are real or nessesary to the universe upto now, not saying there never could be but been a few billion years now and nothing other nature and natural causes so far.
Red Army
Red Army 3 күн бұрын
@free2 Id say people who believe or want to believe in God all must do it for the same reason. Wether someone claims it was allah, the christian god or budda has no difference to the reason why they want to believe that to be true. I guess because we are all human is what im trying to say, so however anybody wants to dress up their reasons for believing in supernatural things, if you get to the core of it, they will most likely all be believing these things due to their, biology, social surroundings and knowledge or lack of knowledge about what we know about the universe and life itself so far.
ஆசீவகன்
ஆசீவகன் Ай бұрын
@free2 actually its a socio psychic subject
free2
free2 Ай бұрын
@Eric Taylor People believe in God for many reasons but I don’t know anyone who believes because of pure logic. There is no logical proof that leads to God. Some people have a personal experience with God during times of prayer or meditation. Others see the work of God in the order that exists inherently in the universe. For others, it is simply faith. It is hard to describe why some people believe in God and others do not. But I can tell you, there is no scientific experiment or logical proof that leads to a belief in God. God is in a different field altogether.
Eric Taylor
Eric Taylor Ай бұрын
@frog I'm not saying you should. I'm just pointing out that we differ in our reasons to believe. You believe because there is no reason not to believe. I do not believe because there is no reason to believe. I consider it extremely rude for others to force their belief on me and thus it is also extremely rude for me to force my belief on you. This is not the same as one convincing the other that their belief is the true belief. For example, I can explain to you why I do not believe and it is up to you to decide if my reasons not to believe are good reasons. On the other hand, doing things like banning abortion, even in cases where the mother has been raped, is still a child herself, or if her health is placed at risk due to the pregnancy is forcing your belief onto others at their expense. If you gave me good reasons to believe in God, I would have to conclude that I was wrong and start believing that God is real. For me belief is not about what I want, but rather what I am convinced is worthy of my belief. For example. I believe that there is not only life elsewhere in the universe but that some of those life forms, though not human, is at least if not more as intelligent and technologically advanced as we are. This belief is not supported by any bit of evidence, but the universe is so vast that it makes no sense that we are the only ones. Even if they never make contact, it seems unlikely the universe would be lifeless except for Earth.
Anais Carpentier
Anais Carpentier 4 ай бұрын
Hi, Great video, as always! I have a question; id there a possibility (and if not, why not) that there could have been life on Theia (it s its name in french, don t know it in english, so sorry if it’s butchered) or Earth before their collision? Keep up the great work!
Dino Martino
Dino Martino Ай бұрын
The image of the “lizard” you used certainly looks like a tuatara, which is not in fact a lizard. Incredible creatures that look exactly like a lizard but are the only member of their little branch in the reptile family tree. Great vid
Jack b
Jack b Ай бұрын
yes technically not a lizard because of the 3rd eye !
Kalimata101
Kalimata101 2 ай бұрын
The Triassic was weird, I’ll give you that. My favourite weirdo animals are either the Opabinia Regalia, or Anomilicaris. Canadensis. Agerocasis Benmoulae is close second. Excellent information in a very accessible format
Littlelion
Littlelion 3 ай бұрын
I am so pleased to have stumbled upon this channel! I love how you present this in such an engaging and educational way.
Rebelwithoutaclue
Rebelwithoutaclue 2 ай бұрын
Fantastic video! Thank you! Interesting, and intriguing as well as entertaining and eloquent! Great stuff! You got yourself a new subscriber!
War Peace
War Peace Ай бұрын
I love the long form video, Especially on the topics you cover. I say go for it. A video can be as long as it needs to be as far I am concerned.
James Tarr
James Tarr 2 ай бұрын
Without watching the video, I suspect it was because they evolved to deal with their environment, which was very different from our own. Animals now don't have to deal with conditions as they were in the Triassic, thus what is "weird" for us from our modern perspective, was not so weird back then.
Eduardo Sanchez
Eduardo Sanchez 2 ай бұрын
Great video! Subscribed for it. Good knowledge and research lead to great content. Thanks for your time!
Sassybaskets
Sassybaskets 4 ай бұрын
Man I'm glad he reassured me about the species being special at the end. I was getting worried for a minute.
Evan Watling
Evan Watling Ай бұрын
The great oxidation event brought the earth far closer to total lifelessness, though that was not multicellular.
Christian Breitenstein
Christian Breitenstein Ай бұрын
I would love to see what nature will look like after the great dying that's currently happening - in half a million years or so.
James Goodwin
James Goodwin 2 ай бұрын
Its hard to wrap your head around how long ago those periods really were
Mat Broomfield
Mat Broomfield Ай бұрын
There are a million exceedingly weird creatures alive today - their scale is just much smaller.
jasason10
jasason10 Ай бұрын
Great video! Very informative and interesting. I enjoyed it a lot Thank you
Idris Thomas
Idris Thomas 2 ай бұрын
LOVE your videos. Just found your channel and I’ve been binging them on my lunch break(s). Finally subscribed, keep it coming.
kochum
kochum 2 ай бұрын
Some of the animals in this video make me think if someone were plopped down on earth during any era other than the one we are in now, they would think they are on an alien planet. I watched a documentary that said after the dinosaurs went extinct, in the cool darkened earth fungi took over, and some grew up to 30 feet tall. Mushrooms the size of trees! That seems very alien planet to me lol.
Mr. Drums
Mr. Drums 2 ай бұрын
Tanystropheus's long neck (just like the long boom on a backhoe, etc...) would require it to have a huge body to counterbalance the mass of it's neck. Check out the back end of industrial backhoes in road construction. They have massive steel plates at the back end to counterbalance the business end of the backhoe. There's no possible way that it could have ever lived on land. Not sure why this was ever a debate.
ஆசீவகன்
ஆசீவகன் Ай бұрын
May be because it is similarly unlikely it lived in the water
Nate V
Nate V 25 күн бұрын
This is sooo interesting, please keep posting!
Christel Vinot
Christel Vinot 5 ай бұрын
when the video started I was thinking "how are those animals any more weird than any animals that still exist today, or existed before them?" and then at the end you satisfied me by basically saying they're not lol. There are plenty of weird or weirder animals alive today, but what is weird even? Humans are one of the WEIRDEST. But anywho we're all products of the universe and this earthly environment.
PiratedGenes
PiratedGenes 15 күн бұрын
No such thing as 'weird'. It's just a comparative concept.
Practical Gamer
Practical Gamer Ай бұрын
it’s easy to say what’s weird about those animals just look at them like ew
Christel Vinot
Christel Vinot Ай бұрын
@D Bass Fishing What you've said proves that you don't understand evolution. Maybe learn about it first and then get back to me... you don't even have a basic understanding, judging by you display of an extreme lack of knowledge. The ignorance is disappointing, and I grow weary of people not learning about things for themselves and thinking they can talk about it. Learn about it first.
T C3
T C3 2 ай бұрын
Humans are complete scumbags, not a single good one.
Fledhyris Proudhon
Fledhyris Proudhon 2 ай бұрын
@Head Librarian Some luck, undoubtedly, but looking at the evolutionary record, monkey/squirrel type body plans do really well in forests, which is how our ancestors survived. After that, we probably moved out into the plains (like baboons) where standing upright helped us get around and allowed us to use our hands - which is probably the main reason we were able to expand our brains. Everything kind of followed on from that initial 'standing upright' development. Once we were able to manipulate our own environment - hands = tools, increased resource gathering, shelter - we didn't have to rely quite so much on the rest of our body plan for survival. We could adapt.
Tom Mortley
Tom Mortley 3 ай бұрын
I find this channel relaxing, I love the artworks.
Beren theBear
Beren theBear 3 ай бұрын
Imagine dinos existing for 250 million years and in just 1 event they all go extinct. And yet we still don't know exactly why. I find it fascinating that no matter what we say, there is still more we need to know.
Craig Carmichael
Craig Carmichael 2 ай бұрын
A paleontologist studying at a long-time dinosaur watering hole said they were on the decline, both in number of species and number of individuals of species for millions of years before the impossible "asteroid strike" that supposedly wiped them out. The rise of the Placental mammals (as opposed to other more primitive mammals of the Mesozoic) seems to have merely finished them off. (No one has ever yet explained how this 'giant meteor' survived breakup at the Roche limit to come down in one piece instead of bits of it splattering all over the place. Asteroids have been shown by landing on them to be very loose agglomerations of material, not giant solid rocks.)
Will clark
Will clark 2 ай бұрын
could you imagine how great life must have been for the small mammals that first came out after all the major preds got wiped out? talking about after the migration to food obviously. Once stability was a thing.
Mark68
Mark68 2 ай бұрын
I never realised that there was multiple extinctions and meteorite impacts which cause chain reactions to extinction. I always assumed as these creatures evolved the older models became extinct due to hunting by newer species or they were unable to adapt naturally. Very interesting video 👍👍
Sam's Mom
Sam's Mom Ай бұрын
@Mark68 I graduated in '82. Oregon back then had an excellent education system.
Mark68
Mark68 Ай бұрын
I don't think different extinction periods of dinosaurs was high on the curriculum in the UK back in the 80s. I don't even remember it ever been covered and if it was it's the extinction we all know about.lol
Sam's Mom
Sam's Mom Ай бұрын
This was covered in school, at least my school. I guess it depends on when and where you got your education. My grandparents had a huge book on the different mass extinctions and that was back in the 60s.
Julius Nepos
Julius Nepos Ай бұрын
Same
Crackinator
Crackinator 5 ай бұрын
Before watching, I’m gonna say that diverse and crazy-looking creatures usually appear in times of ecosystem instability, often after mass extinctions. My favorite example is probably terrestrial crocodylomorphs. There have been many, and they have existed at many different points in prehistory, but it’s almost always been in highly isolated environments and/or right after mass extinctions.
Randall's Drone Channel
Randall's Drone Channel 2 ай бұрын
Interesting idea Crackinator, you might be on to something. After all, a time of ecosystem instability might well result in evolutionary instability, i.e. diversity going in many different directions at once since the ecosystem is unstable and won't favor one set of characteristics over all others for a long period of time. I can see this producing "diverse and crazy-looking creatures" Your theory has merit I think.
Master Malrubius
Master Malrubius 2 ай бұрын
@Person Oisels I'd add to that there is a rush to fill eco-niches that at the time were empty. Ok, never mind. he just said it. LOL
Bregon
Bregon 2 ай бұрын
We must have a serious ecosystem instability because I see diverse and crazy looking creatures all over the place! They even have parades and are taking over our media! I hope natural selection takes care of them quick or we're all doomed!
Person Oisels
Person Oisels 2 ай бұрын
I'd wager it's because there's less competition and selection pressure. The slate has been wiped clean and since evolution isn't a directed process, a whole bunch of imperfect forms appear that have some kind of advantage over the competition that exists, but natural selection hasn't yet refined them into more efficient and workable designs.
Spanky Nater
Spanky Nater 4 ай бұрын
Before watching, I’m going to say they are not weird, they were just animals. They are no weirder than animals today, that might seem less weird because you’re used to them.
Celia Leitch
Celia Leitch Ай бұрын
I would be so intrigued to see long form content from you. Yes it wouldn’t be “until friday” but that would be so fucking sick. I’d adore 30-60+minute videos about these topics; you’re cadence and enthusiasm is delightful.
Jim Rogers
Jim Rogers 2 ай бұрын
So glad I found your channel. Well done, sir..🤟😊. Keep 'em, coming.
moreach13
moreach13 4 ай бұрын
It seems to me the "Terror Birds" replaced other dinosaurs just fine...
Quikdeth
Quikdeth 4 ай бұрын
If we get a million year run like some of these animals we’re likely to have colonized space, thus avoiding the apocalyptic ending of our race. It would still be awful though if you lived on earth…
sturmstorm
sturmstorm 4 ай бұрын
50,000,000 years is a pretty good run… the time lapses always put me in awe…
Allegra Bottlik
Allegra Bottlik 4 ай бұрын
This was awesome but the ending had me laughing and for some strange reason wanting to play Horizon: Zero Dawn... no reason like themes of extinction and rebirth whatsoever there... ;) I'd happily watch a 3 hour Triassic Animals special! I feel like this time period is really overlooked.
21centdregs
21centdregs 2 ай бұрын
love the outro. also would love hour long episodes if you can take the hit to the wallet. glad i found a new science channel today :)
Chaim Mendel
Chaim Mendel 3 ай бұрын
Just discovered your excellent channel by accident. I always wanted to know why bible commentators have so little to say about the dinosaurs…
Meat Sac
Meat Sac 3 ай бұрын
I’ve heard quite a few of them say that dinosaurs weren’t real. It’s a trick from the devil and evil men. But these are the same people who think the earth is flat and we live inside an impenetrable dome. It’s like they made up their mind about the world when they were 7 and stuck with it.
Michael Harrison
Michael Harrison 8 ай бұрын
Excellent scene segues, upbeat music, patter, and of course passion for your subject. Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge with us! Looking forward to further editions of your erudition.
- Apex -
- Apex - Ай бұрын
@Anti - Ethnic Cleansing so he didn't say that dinosaurs were mammals, he said they were warm blooded. You should check out the video he posted the week before this one. Maybe you won't be as disappointed. 😉
Anti - Ethnic Cleansing
Anti - Ethnic Cleansing 2 ай бұрын
P.S. I was _REALLY_ hoping that he was going to show a bunch of pictures of these “weird“ animals in this time period. Instead, we only were shown a couple of weird looking species. Bummer. I feel cheated.
Anti - Ethnic Cleansing
Anti - Ethnic Cleansing 2 ай бұрын
I’ve only ever watched one other video of his, and it was the one where he talked about his believes on why the crocodile survived the meteor in the gulf of Mexico. He said in that video that dinosaurs were actually mammals, so I am very confused why he is saying in this video that they are reptiles (and I do believe the crocodile video was much older). Edit: As I kept watching, he even says that the crocodile video was his first video ever.
HighlanderNorth1
HighlanderNorth1 3 ай бұрын
He's absolutely right too ... The Triassic was a rough time! Lots of giant reptiles and incredibly diverse plant life. I know, because I worked in landscaping.....
Ulmo*17
Ulmo*17 Ай бұрын
So true at the end. I'm learning to live off of nature, personally.
Rydrake Esperanza
Rydrake Esperanza Ай бұрын
10:00 yeah, when I first saw Opabinia I thought that was strange but I have the feeling the more animals I see the less strange do foreign ones appear to me On other thing might be that for some I can't quite imagine how they life, like this ancient filter feeder whose's name I forgot.... Might've been Cambrian or so idk, but it was a little fish like shaped with a filter plate hanging down it's face or something
Kit and Sons
Kit and Sons 4 ай бұрын
Good video. I wish there was a hidden island where these creatures still exist. After hearing hearing about complete global decimation and prehistoric carnage, the happy encouraging music at the end was pretty hilarious.
HkFinn83
HkFinn83 3 ай бұрын
I think that is actually real, I saw a documentary about it. Edit; it might have been a movie :(
Thomas Marshall
Thomas Marshall Ай бұрын
Science. The search for truth, humble acceptance of new information, and ability to reconsider a theory when shown credible evidence. Kudos to you for giving the individual the credit. Genuine.
Warrior of Virtue
Warrior of Virtue 4 ай бұрын
The reason I personally like our chances is because, as you said, it's the specialist species that tend to die out when things get bad and the adaptive species tend to do okay. And if there's one thing humans have proven over their existence, it's that they are quite possibly the most adaptable species that has ever existed.
Sam's Mom
Sam's Mom 5 күн бұрын
@Warrior of Virtue I seriously doubt it.
Sam's Mom
Sam's Mom 5 күн бұрын
@Wolf DragoX And yet we were warned about rising carbon emissions 40 years (or more) ago and we still haven't done anything to stop it. No, we're not prepared for the disasters ahead.
Warrior of Virtue
Warrior of Virtue 12 күн бұрын
@Wise SquirrelThat is the final challenge for our species. Can we become a space faring civilization before our planet becomes uninhabitable?
Wise Squirrel
Wise Squirrel 12 күн бұрын
I think we are not very adaptable. We can create tools, but what are the odds that the planet we live on will remain hospitable for our species? We rely on gravity to hold down our organs and whatnot, we rely on a certain mix of oxygen in the air to breathe, what range of temperature can we tolerate? Likely a very small range. The only thing we have going for ourselves is the fact that we are short-lived enough to never really have to confront the reality that our species can face a mass extinction if our rock ever comes into contact with other rocks. We are very likely to die from old age before an extinction event occurs in our personal lifetime. I think this steams from the fact that we are multicellular organisms. Maybe there are some single cell organisms that have lasted for much longer than humans (I'm ignorant, so this is just an assumption of mine).
Wolf DragoX
Wolf DragoX 23 күн бұрын
I think our chances are high only bc we’re “prepare”, no wild animal is prepare for any big change that will force them to adapt, it’s all up to luck, we know a next big disaster is coming, and we’re making plans to fight it, we are not tied to luck, that’s why we have a chance of win against the next big chance
omma911
omma911 4 ай бұрын
All this dying that happened before we ever became a thing kinda ruins my expectations of ever finding another technologically advanced civilization in our galaxy. I'm sure they exist, but we are most likely always 200+ million years apart in either direction.
Still Life
Still Life 2 ай бұрын
Even these weirdos lasted millions of years. We're gonna be lucky to survive a few hundred years of industrialization.
An Annoyed Cat
An Annoyed Cat 2 ай бұрын
"Strange" is just an interpretation and depends on the perspective of the viewer. Humans are pretty freaky looking when you think about it from a non human viewpoint. We only grow hair in patches on certain parts of our bodies, we have all these limbs wiggling around and we sort of smell bad. Compared to kittens we are some hideous creatures, warfare doesn't help either.
Navn Navn
Navn Navn Ай бұрын
@Pinko Slink that depends on your definition of normal.
Optic FAZE
Optic FAZE 2 ай бұрын
You personally smell bad sorry pal
Fledhyris Proudhon
Fledhyris Proudhon 2 ай бұрын
lol speak for yourself on smelling bad! All animals have a natural odour, we just tend to cover ours up with artificial toiletries so we're doubly reminded of it in their absence and perceive sweat to be a 'bad' smell, but anyone who owns a dog knows how smelly other species can get! I agree with you though that compared to most other mammals we look incredibly weird. Bipedal, almost completely bald, flat faced and with these long spindly grasping 'hands' that we use to grab things instead of our mouths. But a kitten is bizarre too if looked at by a giraffe or a fish or a termite. Nature just throws out all manner of weird and wonderful.
Karl Bernard
Karl Bernard 4 ай бұрын
Just have to say - I love the picture of a green anole as an example of "lizards" at 1:31 😉
HSdinoman
HSdinoman 8 ай бұрын
We have since built museums to celebrate the past, and spend decades studying prehistoric lives. And if all this has taught us anything, it is this: no species lasts forever. -Kenneth Branagh
HSdinoman
HSdinoman 2 ай бұрын
@Pinko Slink why?
Big Smooth
Big Smooth 2 ай бұрын
The earth has always done this. If a species doesn't annihilate it self the earth and the environment will do it for us. It's inevitable. But something isn't beautiful because it lasts. -Vision, Avengers Age of Ultron.
Crotalus atrox
Crotalus atrox 2 ай бұрын
The last specimen encased was Homo sapien, wonder who but it on display?
Super Duper Paratrooper
Super Duper Paratrooper 2 ай бұрын
And so our time will come too.
richiethev
richiethev 2 ай бұрын
That includes as human species. We too will eventually die off and a new human species will come to be..
Akalion
Akalion 3 ай бұрын
9:35 Truly the strangest of animals. Just imagine something like that existing today.
Ezra Stardust
Ezra Stardust 2 ай бұрын
I’d run away in terror if I saw it
originaluddite
originaluddite 2 ай бұрын
Sounds like the Triassic, sandwiched between extinction events, should be its own small era separate from the Mesozoic.
Areanyusernamesleft
Areanyusernamesleft 4 ай бұрын
@11:34 I agree. I'm sure we'll find a creative new way to cause our own extinction! 😉
DoubleMosasaur
DoubleMosasaur Ай бұрын
I really liked the video apart from the ending, theres always a beginning and an ending, just because we are "advanced species" doesnt mean were going to live forever, were gonna go extinct too like every animal that has lived in this world. Theres an end to everything.
Paleo Analysis
Paleo Analysis Ай бұрын
Thankfully our continued existence is not dependent on our ability to grasp sarcasm.
Danosauruscreck
Danosauruscreck 2 ай бұрын
I wish I could go to the future and see a video like this about our time
Darrell Saewhat
Darrell Saewhat 7 күн бұрын
Imagine this: Since everything seems to leave bones after they’re long gone, the earth will inevitably end up with a crust made entirely of bones after billions of years should it sustain life that long. 😅
luke blake
luke blake Ай бұрын
11:46 is that the giant sloth ancestor that’s on display at the natural history muesum in london? I love that fossil so much!
Fatt Soud
Fatt Soud Ай бұрын
Damn I could watch these videos all day, well done. I'm subbed.
Jason S
Jason S 4 ай бұрын
Thank you very much for the ending which was in the forcibly driven, pretentious upbeat! You saved my day.
Leonardo Gomes
Leonardo Gomes 3 ай бұрын
Are there traits that wouldn't be seem in fossiles? If so why don't we always design recreations with, I don't know 5 look possibilities prioritizing the one who would be advantegeous at that time.
Silver Galt
Silver Galt 3 ай бұрын
Humans are so good at climate change that we can not only change the Earth's climate but Neptune, Mars, Pluto, etc at the exact same time. We are truly amazing creatures!
Julian Guffogg
Julian Guffogg 2 ай бұрын
Excellent presentation, thanks!
Graham Fisher
Graham Fisher 2 ай бұрын
I'm glad you said that bit at the end. if everybody looked the same we'd get tied of looking at each other Great channel..
Craig Carmichael
Craig Carmichael 2 ай бұрын
According to the Urantia Book, there were no reptiles until well into the Triassic. Evidence for this is that no egg shell fossils have been found dating from before that time. Before that there were amphibians (early on Platyhystrix, Edaphosaurs, Dimetrodons with dorsal fins, Eryops) then especially frogs and toads like the Dinocephalia, Scutosaurus and its relatives Bradysaurus and Bunostegas (most of which were early misidentified as reptiles, "possibly turtle ancestors"). To my mind, the skeletal forms of all these indicate buccal (frog) breathing rather than more advanced lungs and costal breathing. (Heavy clavicle areas to anchor the throat muscles, wider "frog" heads, ribs going back to the pelvic area) There was said to be finally a genus of "pre-reptiles" which I take to be the Lystrosaurs, "land living frogs", which survived the Permian-Triassic extinction and became the ancestors of the reptiles. (They doubtless bore live young like certain land living frogs & toads today. They pass the tadpole stage inside the mother.) When the true reptiles arose and quickly radiated (at a time you seem to have identified as 201 million years ago), the amphibians and pre-reptiles were no longer dominant and the larger ones quickly became extinct. I mention this because it seems to make sense from a time-line point of view. How was it that advanced air breathing reptiles could have arisen in the Carboniferous at virtually the same time as amphibians - living as fish until adulthood - crawled out of the oceans? How did they live in advance of seed bearing plants such as Glossopterids to sustain a land based ecosystem? And if they did, why are there no egg-shell fossils?
Daniel Yang
Daniel Yang 3 ай бұрын
The design team had a different approach during that period.
Dana & Barb Hutchison
Dana & Barb Hutchison 4 ай бұрын
To add counterpoint to your excellent video.... I was thinking about the Cephalopods (in particular, Ammonites) of the late Cretaceous. They underwent a rapid diversity, especially of form, until they also went extinct at the end of the Cretaceous. This seems just the opposite of the rapid diversification of reptiles at the beginning of the Triassic. Perhaps the Ammonites were trying to cope with conditions that were becoming more and more severe whereas the Reptilian diversity at the beginning of the Triassic was caused, as you speculated, by the many unfilled niches that were available to them.
Kota NightShade
Kota NightShade 3 ай бұрын
One of the more popular theories for the ammonite extinction is that their growth rates compared to their shell-less relatives were much longer which left the ammonites more susceptible to rapid environmental changes
m riggs
m riggs 5 ай бұрын
Noticed your corrections on a couple of videos. I appreciate it. Science and scientific knowledge is always subject to change as we learn more! And paleontology is particularly subject to revision as new information is discovered! I am a recent subscriber, just found your channel, but I fear I am already hooked!
Mariah
Mariah 3 ай бұрын
love your channel but please make longer videos!
Darío Ruiz
Darío Ruiz 2 ай бұрын
You can say we are the weirdos of our own familly. I mean, a species of omnivorous hairless apes with no bulk and no weapons like fangs to hunt or defend ourself. And thats because we specialized on creating and using tools.
Good Game
Good Game 2 ай бұрын
On behalf of Triassic animals everywhere, we're not weird, you are!
grantperez
grantperez 4 ай бұрын
Excellent way of explaining how reptiles became king. Thanks broo!
Renegade Acre
Renegade Acre Ай бұрын
✌️💚 just found this channel. My background was in teaching science. Very impressed. Thank you. Subbed.
GaiaX5
GaiaX5 Ай бұрын
Yeah, like most predators of today, predators of yesteryear would certainly have competed for food, especially if it's a fresh one, recently caught in a successful hunt. That's why there are foragers, scavengers, and whatnot that eat up the leftovers. Not to mention natures' janitors picking up the stuff that didn't decompose around this time period.
Reckoner
Reckoner 3 ай бұрын
There should be some amazing creatures on earth in a few million years. Won't be any of us here to see them of course.
Opies Home Shop
Opies Home Shop 23 күн бұрын
There was more than one meteor and they all hit at once 6 thousand years ago. 1 in the Caribbean Sea/ Virgin Islands, 2 in the gulf of Mexico, not one. One hit Michigan, 1 gulf of St Laurence, 1 west of new foundland, 2 Hudson bay, 2 in Greenland. These impacts caused a global flood and earthquakes and volcanism and caused the earth to tilt on its axis.
Pendragon
Pendragon 7 ай бұрын
The reason we see these creatures as weird imo, is that the creatures we have today have been living alongside them and the fact that people have been making records of these said animals. Another reason is that these creatures look comparatively 'normal' compared to the Triassic fauna, as they aren't as specialist.
T V
T V 3 ай бұрын
And we are used to mostly see mammals, something like a jellyfish is still alien to us.
Pendragon
Pendragon 3 ай бұрын
@Siggav yea, totally
Siggav
Siggav 3 ай бұрын
Just look at a giraffe skull. If we saw those as fossils only we’d be going wtf is this thing
Undying Zombie
Undying Zombie Ай бұрын
Well. Humans are technically speaking a very specialized and niche species as well. The difference being is that we are able to use our specialization to a very large advantage in areas that other species was not able to at least as far as we currently are aware of. Though as of late scientists have been finding out various species of of currently living ancestors are developing more and more advanced tool use.. Something that we should be on the look out in terms of monitoring because if they experience a boom like we did advancement wise.. We could very much be in trouble. Since by all accounts their designs, while slower to get to the ability to utilize their brains compared to what is now the human species.. Are overall much stronger and tougher than all of the human species that currently exist. There was a variant of the human species that was tougher and stronger but they had a issue that most apes/monkies do not have. That being a much slower reproductive cycle. ( Its why I firmly believe that it was not one single thing that wiped out the Neanderthal, and that it was a combination of things, partially because there are a portion of humans today that do have Neanderthal DNA. That combination being a lower number due to a slow birthing cycle, along with war, as well as interbreeding with what was to eventually be the humans of that time. ) There is also something to keep in mind.. A.. Issue with human history.. Is the fact that humans have faced an extinction event that.. By all accounts should not have been survivable. Since due to said extinction event human population went UNDER the limit of viable genetic diverseness that would keep our species from.. Well.. Basically being finished off due to inbreeding. ( IE too much defects to survive ) Its something that is still scratching the heads of scientist today since. Well. By all accounts we should not be here due to it. Obviously we are here so something had to have happened but currently we are not sure what. Now it could be due to breeding with some other species of some kind that where somehow compatible enough for offspring to be created but as far as I know of. No one has found out for sure and what one ( Or number of species as it could have also been more than one ) that humans had offspring with. Its also nice to find someone who is interested in the history of things as well as science. It at times almost feels like its becoming a more rare thing.. Something that bothers me.. Same with people who like to read in general. ( Something that I love.. Also love the feel and smell of real books and is why I try to get those over digital books. )
giehlemanns
giehlemanns Ай бұрын
what an excellent ending to the video 😄i would almost feel concern for our species but after all we are not to worry since we are special.
Bryan Stern
Bryan Stern 2 ай бұрын
That last part… made me crack up 😆😅 We’ll never make that mistake…⭐️
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