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Subj: Re: New banner! JURASSIC PARK is on our board background but -
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 at 04:34:40 pm EDT (Viewed 67 times)
Reply Subj: Re: New banner! JURASSIC PARK is on our board background but -
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 at 09:20:11 am EDT (Viewed 68 times)



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      Apparently real raptors were active in what is now Asia, whereas the movie takes place in Montana, where the dromaeosaurid Deinonychus had its range. The creatures in the movie were modeled after the dromaeosaurid Deinonychus, so the film makers knew their dinosaurs, but I guess "raptor" was a lot easier to say than the correct scientific name.


    Montana? I thought the movie took place in an island off the coast of Costa Rica? Way too tropical for Montana.


Sorry. You're right. This factoid from the internet is what I was getting at, though obviously I muffed it:

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The "raptors" portrayed in Jurassic Park were actually modeled after the closely related dromaeosaurid Deinonychus. Paleontologists in both the novel and film excavate a skeleton in Montana, far from the central Asian range of Velociraptor but characteristic of the Deinonychus range.
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