History Headscratchers / WalkingWithDinosaurs

7th Dec '16 5:34:22 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* Something about ''Chased by Dinosaurs'' has always bothered [[{{Tropers/Spinosegnosaurus77}} me]]: Why is ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherSmallTheropods Mononykus]]'' feathered when ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Velociraptor]]'' gets to run around naked? If they were going to go through the trouble of giving one creature feathers...

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* Something about ''Chased by Dinosaurs'' has always bothered [[{{Tropers/Spinosegnosaurus77}} me]]: Why is ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherSmallTheropods Mononykus]]'' feathered when ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Velociraptor]]'' gets to run around naked? If they were going to go through the trouble of giving one creature feathers...feathers…



*** That would be possible. . . if it weren't for the fact that they portrayed the ''Velociraptor'' accurately as a small [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs troodont]]-like predator and not a large dromaeosaurid (such as the ''Film/JurassicPark'' [[InNameOnly version of]] ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Deinonychus]]'' or the show's already existing versions of the ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Utahraptor]]'' or ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeBirdLikeTheropods Dromaeosaurus]]'', seen in the latter half of the main series).

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*** That would be possible. . . possible… if it weren't for the fact that they portrayed the ''Velociraptor'' accurately as a small [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs troodont]]-like predator and not a large dromaeosaurid (such as the ''Film/JurassicPark'' [[InNameOnly version of]] ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Deinonychus]]'' or the show's already existing versions of the ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Utahraptor]]'' or ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeBirdLikeTheropods Dromaeosaurus]]'', seen in the latter half of the main series).
6th Dec '16 7:11:07 PM ElSquibbonator
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*** That would be faulty logic in case they portrayed the ''Velociraptor'' accurately as a small [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs troodont]]-like predator and not a large dromaeosaurid (such as the ''Film/JurassicPark'' [[InNameOnly version of]] ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Deinonychus]]'' or the show's already existing versions of the ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Utahraptor]]'' or ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeBirdLikeTheropods Dromaeosaurus]]'', seen in the latter half of the main series).

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*** That would be faulty logic in case possible. . . if it weren't for the fact that they portrayed the ''Velociraptor'' accurately as a small [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs troodont]]-like predator and not a large dromaeosaurid (such as the ''Film/JurassicPark'' [[InNameOnly version of]] ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Deinonychus]]'' or the show's already existing versions of the ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Utahraptor]]'' or ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeBirdLikeTheropods Dromaeosaurus]]'', seen in the latter half of the main series).



*** Nowadays, most dinosaur experts agree that dinosaurs were like modern crocodyllians and palaeognath birds, being precocial or superprecocial. The idea that allosaurs brought food to their young is not implausible per se - crocodiles do that sometimes - but it is more likely that the so-called group nest was a collection of scavengers, a la Komodo dragon groups. It doesnt help that the group of people that defend intense parental care in ''Allosaurus'' generally know jack shit about Mesozoic birds.

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*** Nowadays, most dinosaur experts agree that dinosaurs were like modern crocodyllians and palaeognath birds, being precocial or superprecocial. The idea that allosaurs brought food to their young is not implausible per se - crocodiles do that sometimes - but it is more likely that the so-called group nest was a collection of scavengers, a la Komodo dragon or vulture groups. It doesnt help that the group of people that defend intense parental care in ''Allosaurus'' generally know jack shit about Mesozoic birds.
26th Aug '16 3:41:26 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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** Probably simply ''because'' they had the corpse to satisfy their hunger. Would you abandon your main course at a restaurant to eat a dirty piece of candy on the floor?

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** Probably simply ''because'' they had the corpse to satisfy their hunger. Would you abandon your main course at a restaurant to eat a dirty piece of candy on the floor?floor?
*** Sure, that's the watsonian explanation, but the matter is why, doylistly speaking, the crew opted to show the liopleurodons scavenging instead of catching something living, which would have been more fearsome.
12th Mar '16 1:09:01 PM Lymantria
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* In ''Sea Monsters'', I wonder why we didn't get to see the ''Liopleurodon'' attacking something, in addition to (or instead of) eating the corpse? (It was definitely a cool scene, but it did seem odd after watching a few times that we didn't get to see the pliosaurs attempt to attack something like the other predators did.) (Also, completely unrelated, but I my spell checker suggests "Eurodollar" for ''Liopleurodon'' for some reason.
** Probably simply ''because'' they had the corpse to satisfy their hunger. Would you abandon your main course at a restaurant to eat a dirty piece of candy on the floor?

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* In ''Sea Monsters'', I wonder why we didn't get to see the ''Liopleurodon'' attacking something, in addition to (or instead of) eating the corpse? (It was definitely a cool scene, but it did seem odd after watching a few times that we didn't get to see the pliosaurs attempt to attack something like the other predators did.) (Also, completely unrelated, but I my spell checker suggests "Eurodollar" for ''Liopleurodon'' for some reason.
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** Probably simply ''because'' they had the corpse to satisfy their hunger. Would you abandon your main course at a restaurant to eat a dirty piece of candy on the floor?
29th Sep '15 4:17:06 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** I'll be sure to pass this by {{Tropers/Albertonykus}} and tell you what he says!
18th Aug '14 5:13:02 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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*** Nowadays, most dinosaur experts agree that dinosaurs were like modern crocodyllians and palaeognath birds, being precocial or superprecocial. The idea that allosaurs brought food to their young is not implausible per se - crocodiles do that sometimes - but it is more likely that the so called group nest was a collection of scavengers, a la komodo dragon groups. It doesnt help that the group of people that defend intense parental care in Allosaurus generally know jack shit about mesozoic birds.

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*** Nowadays, most dinosaur experts agree that dinosaurs were like modern crocodyllians and palaeognath birds, being precocial or superprecocial. The idea that allosaurs brought food to their young is not implausible per se - crocodiles do that sometimes - but it is more likely that the so called so-called group nest was a collection of scavengers, a la komodo Komodo dragon groups. It doesnt help that the group of people that defend intense parental care in Allosaurus ''Allosaurus'' generally know jack shit about mesozoic Mesozoic birds.
18th Aug '14 3:42:53 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** Does anyone know if alvarezsaurs were still generally supported as avialans in 2002? That would explain it.
8th Aug '14 3:45:26 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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*** More on Bakker's "lair sites;" what was significant about them is that all the shed teeth were from Allosaurus while the Morrison has several large predators (Ceratosaurus, Torvosaurus, crocodiles). The sites fell into two groups in his study; those with a mix of teeth from several different predators and those with just Allosaurus teeth. Using Komodo Dragons for comparison doesn't quite work, as there are no other large predators native to the Komodo Dragon's range that could give a "non-nest site" signal.

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*** More on Bakker's "lair sites;" what was significant about them is that all the shed teeth were from Allosaurus ''Allosaurus'' while the Morrison has several large predators (Ceratosaurus, Torvosaurus, (''Ceratosaurus'', ''Torvosaurus'', crocodiles). The sites fell into two groups in his study; those with a mix of teeth from several different predators and those with just Allosaurus ''Allosaurus'' teeth. Using Komodo Dragons dragons for comparison doesn't quite work, as there are no other large predators native to the Komodo Dragon's dragon's range that could give a "non-nest site" signal.



* In Sea Monsters, I wonder why we didn't get to see the Liopleurodon attacking something, in addition to (or instead of) eating the corpse? (It was definitely a cool scene, but it did seem odd after watching a few times that we didn't get to see the pliosaurs attempt to attack something like the other predators did.) (Also, completely unrelated, but I my spell checker suggests "Eurodollar" for "liopleurodon" for some reason.

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* In Sea Monsters, ''Sea Monsters'', I wonder why we didn't get to see the Liopleurodon ''Liopleurodon'' attacking something, in addition to (or instead of) eating the corpse? (It was definitely a cool scene, but it did seem odd after watching a few times that we didn't get to see the pliosaurs attempt to attack something like the other predators did.) (Also, completely unrelated, but I my spell checker suggests "Eurodollar" for "liopleurodon" ''Liopleurodon'' for some reason.
7th Aug '14 10:13:36 PM Splonkadumpocus
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*** More on Bakker's "lair sites;" what was significant about them is that all the shed teeth were from Allosaurus while the Morrison has several large predators (Ceratosaurus, Torvosaurus, crocodiles). The sites fell into two groups in his study; those with a mix of teeth from several different predators and those with just Allosaurus teeth. Using Komodo Dragons for comparison doesn't quite work, as there are no other large predators native to the Komodo Dragon's range that could give a "non-nest site" signal.
7th Jan '14 4:25:08 PM CyborgIguana
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* In Sea Monsters, I wonder why we didn't get to see the Liopleurodon attacking something, in addition to (or instead of) eating the corpse? (It was definitely a cool scene, but it did seem odd after watching a few times that we didn't get to see the pliosaurs attempt to attack something like the other predators did.) (Also, completely unrelated, but I my spell checker suggests "Eurodollar" for "liopleurodon" for some reason.)

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* In Sea Monsters, I wonder why we didn't get to see the Liopleurodon attacking something, in addition to (or instead of) eating the corpse? (It was definitely a cool scene, but it did seem odd after watching a few times that we didn't get to see the pliosaurs attempt to attack something like the other predators did.) (Also, completely unrelated, but I my spell checker suggests "Eurodollar" for "liopleurodon" for some reason.)reason.
** Probably simply ''because'' they had the corpse to satisfy their hunger. Would you abandon your main course at a restaurant to eat a dirty piece of candy on the floor?
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