How Ankylosaurs Got Their Clubs 

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While clubs are practically synonymous with ankylosaurs, we’ve only started to get to the bottom of how they worked and how this unusual anatomy developed in the first place.
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2020 13 اكتبر





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Camacake GD
Camacake GD پیش روز
Glyptodont fans where you at?
Yokomation Studios
Yokomation Studios پیش روز
Wha happend to steve?
Noah Spurrier
Noah Spurrier پیش 3 روز
8 year old me wants to ride one into battle!
Markus Herbst
Markus Herbst پیش 4 روز
Is it unlikely that the Ankylosaurus used their tail and club as a tool like elephants do today with their trunks?
Psychoseacap پیش 8 روز
“The chonkiest of these bois” that made my day.
FRIED BOYS پیش 8 روز
It farms good metal
WJohnM پیش 9 روز
Of course, any stegosaurus can tell you that a club is nowhere near as cool as a thagomizer, but you don't have to ask Gary Larsen to get one. (I just typed thagomizer without being jumped on by Spellcheck. Science makes progress.)
Shawn Flynn
Shawn Flynn پیش 9 روز
So happy for the gobisaurus. Didn't lose its knob haha
Lushh Club
Lushh Club پیش 13 روز
Michael-Paul Thompson
Michael-Paul Thompson پیش 13 روز
If you want to ride one, get the game ARK: Survival Evolved
T. L. Lancaster
T. L. Lancaster پیش 16 روز
I still laugh at that the Spikes on stegosauruses are called "Thagomizer" because Farside's creator drew a comic with a joke that they were named after a guy named "Thag" who was killed by one of these. When a Paliontolohist looked up what the actual scientific name for the clubs was, he found that there was no official name. It has since been adopted as an unofficial term.
QBPhantom پیش 25 روز
Okay that is easy... Ankylosaurus loved apples. But he was sick of eating the rotten ones that fell to the ground and he couldn't reach the fresh ones. So he he grew a club which he used to hit the tree so the fresh apples fell off. 🤓
Shammoria پیش 25 روز
It would make evolutionary sense that you would have to have a handle that could hold the club, if the club was first you would have to explain how the dino carried the club's weight and why it traded the muscular tale for the skeletal handle, it would also be inefficient to use muscles to hold it up without a semi-rigid handle that you could use as a level controlled by tendons.
Fredrik Dunge
Fredrik Dunge پیش ماه
If an Ankylosaurus invites you to go clubbing say no.
John Wagg
John Wagg پیش ماه
thats the best joke yet lol
starwarsgamer2000 پیش ماه
This man need to play ark
Qin Des
Qin Des پیش ماه
“Turns out before they had the clubs on their tails they had no clubs on their tails” ._.
Vee پیش ماه
What if they used their tails to hit trees to get fruits or nuts or leaves to fall down or smt
Jesse Rothhammer
Jesse Rothhammer پیش ماه
Annonimoose Q
Annonimoose Q پیش ماه
I can’t believe this is where Steve disappeared from the fossil record
Vortep Echrog
Vortep Echrog پیش ماه
They were born with them of course
Shiboline M'Ress
Shiboline M'Ress پیش ماه
Why does the gobisaurus (for example at 06:41) look like it's under water? And yes, I'll miss "Steve" too! 😥 Hope he's well!
Gacha Brixit Biscuits
Gacha Brixit Biscuits پیش ماه
RJ پیش ماه
Gonna go out on a limb here and say evolution
Charles Cummings Sr
Charles Cummings Sr پیش ماه
Do you ever wonder what life on the Earth would be like today if the asteroid had never struck our planet?
Tchernobay پیش ماه
so it´s the Bonksaurus
FelipeXJoshua پیش ماه
Why you should not mess with this dinosaur (or prey on it)... Simple: It is the most armored dinosaur (and its clan) 1. Its scutes serve as primary protection against predators for its slow-moving nature. A very time-consuming process overall to kill this dinosaur, not even worth preying on. 2. Its cervical neck rings would be time-consuming processes to bite through its neck. It is better to turn it upside-down. 3. Its squamosal horns are not for nothing, it could break the teeth of anyone who dares to put their damn mouth near its head. Just a simple swing of its head. 4. Its head is also thick, large, and heavy because of the scutes that are fused on it that can be also used to head-butt predators. 5. Lastly, its iconic feature, the tail club. I do not even have to describe what it is like. One word: Tank
Sean Foltz
Sean Foltz پیش ماه
They were actually used to crack pecans - after all, have you ever tried cracking one of those suckers - that tail would be just barely able to crack them
Karlie Banks
Karlie Banks پیش ماه
Karlie Banks
Karlie Banks پیش ماه
From Nautica
Karlie Banks
Karlie Banks پیش ماه
All of the fragments and bones are in turkey dig there in that area
Eltipoquevisteayer پیش ماه
When you are tired of piercing and cutting damage, so you switch to blunt
StealthAssasin 1Day
StealthAssasin 1Day پیش ماه
The bigger story seems to be the shock of Where is Steve and how is he doing.
Charlotte Searle
Charlotte Searle پیش ماه
1:25 same dude, same
KanalDerGutenSache پیش ماه
Glyptodonts? An animal with that name and look has existed? That is hilarious.
Alyx Millham
Alyx Millham پیش ماه
They’re my favourite dinosaur as well!🤩
Gabriel Oberleitner
Gabriel Oberleitner پیش ماه
Given how Ankylosaurs were herbivores, perhaps they used their tail clubs as a natural tool to demolish trees to the ground and eat the leaves?
Leon Davis
Leon Davis پیش ماه
Ark survival evolved player's were you at lol
Drei 0419
Drei 0419 پیش ماه
Ankylosaurus watching this:*eats plant(
Renault Ft-17
Renault Ft-17 پیش ماه
Call me crazy, but I believe that a FEW species of non-avian dinosaurs weathered the impact, and survived for a few more million years. After all, our knowledge regarding dinos is constantly expanding, and personally I find the idea intriguing.
Ps1 Hagrid
Ps1 Hagrid پیش ماه
Ark players: they had them to collect resources
redwa11er پیش ماه
Would also be interesting to see how the 'killing claw' of dromaeosaurs came around.
Mastodon1976 پیش 2 ماه
There should have been a Dinobot version of this dinosaur
Gen_Li77 پیش 2 ماه
I have been searching recent eons videos for the last one with steve because I noticed the huge hole he left behind in the end shoutout and I really wanted to know why... now that my search is over, I feel sad. I hope Steve is okay. Eons won't be quite the same without him
Golucky پیش 2 ماه
What if the club was developed as a way to obtain some form of nutrition [easier], by plausibly smashing through something?
Peaceman67 پیش 2 ماه
That last poem was cool..i mean paleontologists shake the dirt from their hair, clean the boots that they wear, and sometimes switch thier underwear..😁
Megavore پیش 2 ماه
chonkiest of these bois
Vornan19 پیش 2 ماه
Clubs?! I think you meant to say "Thagomizers".
DevMo Productions
DevMo Productions پیش 2 ماه
Noooooooooooo! Steve! : (
Peter Olbrisch
Peter Olbrisch پیش 2 ماه
By joining tail clubs for ankylosours.
noi ni
noi ni پیش 2 ماه
If the tail was that strong and it's an herbivore, aside from self-defense(and sex) it seems to me the next most likely possible use of its tail would have been food. It could have knocked down tall vegetation in order to access different kinds of food, crack open nuts or bark(if they existed), or perhaps even just smash things to make them easier to digest, or more. I was kind of surprised you didn't mention this with the other things you did mention, not sure if there's some reason this isn't likely. Maybe its size and weight would have allowed it to do most of these things anyway. It's really a wonder why tail spikes/clubs aren't more prevalent than they are in the animal kingdom, though.
chegeny پیش 2 ماه
This one had the very last Steve shoutout. Well done Steve. Thanks for making the world a little better!
Daniel Daniar
Daniel Daniar پیش 2 ماه
In my headcanon is that when it feel threatened, it will raise it's tail and lower it's head so that the predator think the tail is the head. Then when the predator try to attack the tail, it whack them in the head and possibly breaking the predator's jaw.
Gotta Craft ‘Em all
Gotta Craft ‘Em all پیش 2 ماه
If you aren’t using this or a mining drill for metal, WHY?
Belgique Ball
Belgique Ball پیش 2 ماه
me : alright ima sleep now its 4 AM *How Ankylosaurs Got Theirs Clubs* alright ima watch this.
Sheep پیش 2 ماه
Some modern day lizards use their tails for defense. perhaps a club tailed lizard is around the corner?
Jayson Tatum #1
Jayson Tatum #1 پیش 2 ماه
My Ankylosaur would kick all of you guys' ankylosaur's asses
Grayson DuBose
Grayson DuBose پیش 2 ماه
more like cankylosaurus amiright!?!?
Veggieboy Ultimate
Veggieboy Ultimate پیش 2 ماه
If we didn’t hunt the Meiolania into extinction, there would have been one animal today to have a tail club.
Jade Cortez
Jade Cortez پیش 2 ماه
those guess for the club tail maybe 3 of them not 1 not 2 but 3 of those uses
Zeus Aurel
Zeus Aurel پیش 3 ماه
It's not about having the biggest crotch anymore, it's the club.
Heck_n_Degenerate پیش 3 ماه
Ankylo Gang ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ
JGlory99 پیش 3 ماه
The used them to chop down trees?
Margarita Chisaguano Camas
Lishadra پیش 3 ماه
“The chonkiest of these boys” I love this channel
Carcharodon پیش 3 ماه
armored chonkers
Thomas Saldana
Thomas Saldana پیش 3 ماه
Looks like it was inspired by the Bastiladon from Warhammer Total War.
Ryan Tamayo
Ryan Tamayo پیش 3 ماه
where is Steve :'(
bobalooay1 پیش 3 ماه
I love you guys so much
Alan Goodtime
Alan Goodtime پیش 3 ماه
1:30 ark players can relate.
thefiercecanuck پیش 3 ماه
slob on my nob
Juliano rego monteiro
Juliano rego monteiro پیش 3 ماه
Someone shared your childhood dreams and created Ark survival evolved. Now you may put a saddle on it and ride into battle. By the way, everyone knows the club is for harvesting metal.
Logan پیش 3 ماه
I wonder how old dinosaurs got, never really thought about it much until the mention that these clubs may not form until adulthood, which started my brain down the path. I mean on one hand in general dinosaurs (and other things that look like dinosaurs) were quite large, so maybe they lived for several decades, but on the other hand large doesnt inherently mean old, less complex animals are capable of reaching a pretty reasonable size in just a few years especially less complex brains. Giant squid only live about 5 years.
Gavina McCoy
Gavina McCoy پیش 3 ماه
I lost it at 4:24. I have such a dirty mind.
Christopher Combs
Christopher Combs پیش 3 ماه
The moghty thagomizer
Mary W.
Mary W. پیش 3 ماه
If you have time, could you use both metric and non-metric measurements, please? Thank you.
Swole Jeezy
Swole Jeezy پیش 3 ماه
I mean with as big as ankylosaurs were, you could probably use it as a battle bus instead of a steed
Craftbudy پیش 3 ماه
“the chonkiest of these bois were not messing around”
Danielle Murphy
Danielle Murphy پیش 3 ماه
What happened to steve???? 😕😓
fhorsey پیش 3 ماه
@7:39 WOW. That’s fantastic @PBSEons 7:39
Ten Ton
Ten Ton پیش 3 ماه
a bunch of ankylosaurs were being bullied by a group of meatosaurs so they decided to form a club. they had a meeting every 4 o' clock at the local YMCA. true story.
Johanna Zamora
Johanna Zamora پیش 4 ماه
Chonky bois 🤣🤣🤣👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Edgar G. Kozlova
Edgar G. Kozlova پیش 4 ماه
Charles Manson
Charles Manson پیش 4 ماه
This guy is the best presenter to never win a Super Bowl
C L پیش 4 ماه
Knocking down large plants for food..! A weaponised tail for self defence is the obvious explanation, but animals also use their attributes in multiple ways, & are very resourceful in getting to the best food. Just sayin
John Johnson
John Johnson پیش 4 ماه
I just learned I've been saying Ankylosaurus wrong, as a kid I read it as Anklyosaurus and I've read it as such ever since.
Michael james
Michael james پیش 4 ماه
'Club'? It's called a 'Thagomizer'. (Showing my age.)
MLGODZILLA420 پیش 4 ماه
Thagomizer only applied to Stegosaurs
Emily Jarzembski
Emily Jarzembski پیش 4 ماه
Ankylosaurus is my favourite too. Ahh validation.
Velocity پیش 4 ماه
So we going for a metal run yet?
Aryia Kiwikiwi
Aryia Kiwikiwi پیش 4 ماه
“8 year old me wants to put a saddle on it and ride it into battle” Well you can do that in ark
Alex Power
Alex Power پیش 4 ماه
Otto Roberts
Otto Roberts پیش 4 ماه
Can’t we just have these dinosaurs back? Sure they’d kill some people in the wild like bears do, but totally worth it imo
Yokobo پیش 4 ماه
That part about paleontological discoveries on natives land against their will really got to me, I hope that scientific and other communities learn to better respect those whom have been greatly mistreated through time.
Is That Hair on your screen
Well how else are you gonna expect them to farm metal ?!
Simon Fox
Simon Fox پیش 4 ماه
I would recommend Ark: Survival Evolved if you want to ride an ankylosaur into battle. It's a video game btw
Keldio پیش 4 ماه
As an ark player, I hate how he pronounces ankylosaurus
rJaune پیش 4 ماه
Thanks for everything, Steve!
Noah Jacobs
Noah Jacobs پیش 4 ماه
Maybe they were the lumberjack dino, knocking down trees to eat the tops
KTVX.94 پیش 4 ماه
Ankylomon does a terrible job at portraying how cool this guy is
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