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  • Monad
Uncrypting cryptids
OK so what are these?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-44237827

Jawline looks whale-ish but that tail isn't

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44243644

Wolf/dog/coyote hybrid? Would love it to be something extinct like an Amphicyonid (or someone thought 'Dire wolf') but unlikely in the extreme
  • Last Edit: May 26, 2018, 03:08:19 AM by Monad

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Re: Uncrypting cryptids
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44243644

Wolf/dog/coyote hybrid? Would love it to be something extinct like an Amphicyonid (or someone thought 'Dire wolf') but unlikely in the extreme
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  • Faid
Re: Uncrypting cryptids
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The first one is likely of the dolphin family. The tail might be a matter of perspective in the photo- it could be twisted and visible from the side.

Second one, probably a hybrid. Doesn't look that weird to me.
Who even made the rule that we cannot group ducks and fish together for the simple reason that they are both aquatic? If I want to group them that way and it serves my purpose then I can jolly well do it however I want to and it is still a nested hierarchy and you can't tell me that it's not.

Re: Uncrypting cryptids
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It's a whale, the tail fluids have likely fallen off along with the other flippers. That skull, with the dished front screams cetacean to me. Dolphin or porpoise is as good a guess as you'll get from me without a scale or a better shot of the skull and some specimens to compare it to.
Why do I bother?

  • Monad
Re: Uncrypting cryptids
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Tail looks very thin and long though too, not just lack of flukes. But yeah maybe perspective and rotting.