View Full Version : Baragon the Protomammal
December 5th, 2003, 10:37 AM
I remember an old topic about this a while ago, about Baragon being a protomammal. The major point brought up was Baragon's earlike appendages. As we know, very few reptiles, if any, have them in any form, but some mammals have horns and strange ears. Perhaps Baragon, then, is a protomammal? Discuss.
December 5th, 2003, 01:01 PM
Indeed, it does make sense. And since he is essentially prehistoric (by the showa version) in nature, it makes sense that he would be one of the missing links between reptile and human. His snout is also very mammal like, even dog-like. Not reptilian at all.
I completely agree. All of the evidence at hand points to "protomammal" as Baragon's classification.
December 5th, 2003, 06:41 PM
Well, I've never heard of any official paleontological classification for "protomammal". *Usually, such creatures are referred to as mammal-like reptiles, but it's easier and less clunky to say protomammal anyway.:P
And I would have to agree - Baragon certainly reminds me of some of the carnivores I've seen on those Discovery Channel dinosaur/prehistoric animal shows.
Now, if only there was a good explanation for Varan (though there were gliding lizards like him), or a dinosaur that looked closesly like Anguirus...
December 7th, 2003, 02:21 PM
I guess Baragon would be classified as a protomammal.
He certainly does look a lot like some early mammals that came around to existence slightly later than the dinos.
December 7th, 2003, 03:32 PM
An interesting theory. I believe Baragon could be the direct decendent of proto-mammal (these creatures actually existed before the dinosaurs, and grew to gigantic proportions). Baragon seems to have both reptilian and mammal traits.
There were a series of mass extinctions thru the ages, and these giant pre-mammals were wiped out in once such purge. I believe that the ancestor of the ceature to be known as Baragon sought to escape the extinction by going deep underground. Prolonged exposure to radiation and volcanic gasses caused the creature to develop its "red ray" as a weapon of defense.
December 12th, 2003, 05:31 PM
I agree and disagree,I do agree that he looks like a mammal,even the locking jaws are that of a pit-bull and I think that he looks like a bulldog.
But I belive that they werent "ears"but were used to sence(sp?)vibarations on the surfuce for hunting or mating.
I do agree with Doctor whu that they burrowed deep underground,and maybe lost there fur and adepted to the massive heat
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December 31st, 2003, 10:12 AM
Or maybe the ears are used to make himself look bigger. Hey! Wait come back!
January 31st, 2004, 02:40 PM
i don't think BAragon's a dinosaur. It burrows, has ears, and legs are not straight when yoou look a tthem through the front. Baragon could have been a species of mammal reptiles called the DIdelphadons. They have fur like mammals, burrow like mammals and move around and eat like reptiles. IT's sort of a missing link> BAragon could be a didelphadon too
January 31st, 2004, 03:06 PM
Quote[/b] (Daikaijuking @ Jan. 31 2004,14:58)]yes, but yours talks abvout him being a mammal. I'm talking about him being a mammal/reptile.
I was talking about him being a PROTOmammal, which is half-reptile and half-mammal, in a sense. Here you've theorized almost the exact same thing as I did.
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February 1st, 2008, 09:53 PM
Well, I always assumed Anguirus was some outpost of the ankylosaurs or the nodosaurs more likely. And Varan's probably one of those pre-pteradactyls. They could glide.
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