Favorite dinosaur?

catalog

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Someone i work with is very into dinosaurs, their favourite film is jurassic park, second favourite is jurassic park 2 etc and they were telling me that our popular conception of dinosaurs as big lizards is very wrong, they were most likely feathered and more like birds.
 

Mr. Tea

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Someone i work with is very into dinosaurs, their favourite film is jurassic park, second favourite is jurassic park 2 etc and they were telling me that our popular conception of dinosaurs as big lizards is very wrong, they were most likely feathered and more like birds.
I thought JP2 was shite and didn't bother with the rest of the franchise. But apart from that, I think your colleague is correct. Birds are very much a continuation of the dinosaur lineage.
 

nilprenia

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Someone i work with is very into dinosaurs, their favourite film is jurassic park, second favourite is jurassic park 2 etc and they were telling me that our popular conception of dinosaurs as big lizards is very wrong, they were most likely feathered and more like birds.
Yep and the jurassic park creators refused to put feathers on them despite knowing this
 

suspendedreason

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Paleo illustration is a whole field, there's a lot of in-fighting over the different representational preferences of the illustrators... Feathers is considered a "tired" battlefield but other aspects that do't show up in the fossil record... shitting habits, whether they slept lying down, that kinda thing, very controversial
 
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