History Literature / RaptorRed

27th Dec '15 5:19:23 AM Raptorslash
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* DumbDinos: Averted - the dinosaurs' intelligence is portrayed more realistically, and all of them are fully functional in their environment.
6th Nov '15 6:33:31 AM albertonykus
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* AccidentalHero: When the ''Aegialodon'' gobbles up a swarm of assassin bugs, he is only trying to fulfill his hunger, but he also saves the ''Utahraptor'' from a fatal disease that would have been transmitted by the bugs.
* AlwaysABiggerFish: Raptor Red exploits this by [[spoiler: leading an ''Acrocanthosaurus'' into the jaws of a ''Kronosaurus'']].



* BigEater: Like modern small mammals, the high metabolism and small body size of the ''Aegialodon'' mean that he has to eat almost constantly during his waking hours.



* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: A ''Bernissartia'' is a minor character.

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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: A ''Bernissartia'' is a minor character. ''Utahraptor'' did not coexist with any of the known [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcosuchus giant]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deinosuchus crocodylomorphs]] of the Mesozoic, but smaller species are still mentioned as a potential threat to juvenile ''Utahraptor''.



* TurtlePower: One chapter focuses on a ''Trinitichelys''.

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* TurtlePower: One chapter focuses on a ''Trinitichelys''.''Trinitichelys'', contrasting her highly asocial lifestyle with that of the ''Utahraptor'' and demonstrating the effectiveness of the turtle shell as a defense. Even Raptor Red, a highly intelligent predator for her time, cannot figure out how to get past the shell of a living turtle, despite having scavenged on dead ones.
5th Nov '15 9:41:06 PM schoi30
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* StockDinosaurs: Pretty much limited to ''Deinonychus'', ''Iguanodon'' and arguably ''Utahraptor''. Generic ornithomimosaurs and a diplodocid appear as well. The other dinosaurs are much less familiar -- ''Acrocanthosaurus'' (a big theropod possibly related to ''Allosaurus''), ''Astrodon'' (a smallish-by-sauropod-standards relative of ''Brachiosaurus''), and the ankylosaur ''Gastonia'' (which hadn't even been described at the time the book was published).

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* StockDinosaurs: Pretty much limited to ''Deinonychus'', ''Iguanodon'' and arguably ''Utahraptor''. Generic ornithomimosaurs ornithomimosaurs, an elasmosaurid, and a diplodocid appear as well. The other dinosaurs are much less familiar -- ''Acrocanthosaurus'' (a big theropod possibly related to ''Allosaurus''), ''Astrodon'' (a smallish-by-sauropod-standards relative of ''Brachiosaurus''), and the ankylosaur ''Gastonia'' (which hadn't even been described at the time the book was published).
5th Nov '15 9:40:39 PM schoi30
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* SeldomSeenSpecies: ''Acrocanthosaurus'', ''Kronosaurus'', ''Gastonia'', ''Aegialodon'', ''Trinitichelys'', ''Ornithodesmus'', ''Platypterygius'', ''Astrodon'', and ''Bernissartia''. The White Dactyl's species is implied to be an ''Ornithocheirus'' in the text. The unidentified segnosaur qualifies as well. Even ''Utahraptor'' itself is this to some extent.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: ''Acrocanthosaurus'', ''Kronosaurus'', ''Gastonia'', ''Aegialodon'', ''Trinitichelys'', ''Ornithodesmus'', ''Platypterygius'', ''Astrodon'', and ''Bernissartia''. The White Dactyl's species is implied to be an ''Ornithocheirus'' in the text. The unidentified segnosaur qualifies and troodontids qualify as well. Even ''Utahraptor'' itself is this to some extent.
5th Nov '15 9:38:15 PM schoi30
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* SeldomSeenSpecies: ''Acrocanthosaurus'', ''Kronosaurus'', ''Gastonia'', ''Aegialodon'', ''Trinitichelys'', ''Ornithodesmus'', ''Platypterygius'', ''Astrodon'', and ''Bernissartia''. The White Dactyl's species is never given, but most depictions of him imply that he's an unspecified species of ornithocheirid. The unidentified segnosaur qualifies as well. Even ''Utahraptor'' itself is this to some extent.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: ''Acrocanthosaurus'', ''Kronosaurus'', ''Gastonia'', ''Aegialodon'', ''Trinitichelys'', ''Ornithodesmus'', ''Platypterygius'', ''Astrodon'', and ''Bernissartia''. The White Dactyl's species is never given, but most depictions of him imply that he's implied to be an unspecified species of ornithocheirid.''Ornithocheirus'' in the text. The unidentified segnosaur qualifies as well. Even ''Utahraptor'' itself is this to some extent.
27th Oct '15 12:49:47 PM notShemp
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* DevouredByTheHorde: There are several scenes where the Utahraptors hunt prey in this manner, much as they are thought to have done in real life.
21st Oct '15 6:26:13 PM McJeff
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* KilledOffForReal: The novel starts with [[spoiler:Raptor Red's original mate]] getting killed when an Astrodon corpse rolls over on him and drowns him in mud.
4th Aug '15 6:03:48 PM Adept
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* FrogsAndToads: A frog becomes a minor character in the chapters where the ''Aegialodon'' stars. [[spoiler:It ends up getting eaten by an ornithomimosaur.]]
31st May '15 6:51:40 AM SparkyLurkdragon
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* RetiredBadass: The Old Dactyl may be a homeless scavenger past his prime, but he's still a gigantic former alpha male that scares the piss out of pretty much every other carnivore that's familiar with his reputation. He pretty much just takes advantage of this [[ForTheLulz for fun]].

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* RetiredBadass: The Old Dactyl may be a homeless scavenger past his prime, but he's still a gigantic former alpha male and wily creature who knows anything that scares the piss out of pretty much every other carnivore that's familiar with his reputation. He pretty much flies can escape injury and death from anything that can't fly if it's careful. Given he doesn't have any chicks or mates to worry about anymore, he just takes advantage of this his physical prowess and wisdom [[ForTheLulz for fun]].fun]] these days.
17th Mar '15 11:17:07 AM TrollMan
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* ScienceMarchesOn:
** The book came out ''just'' before dromaeosaurids like Raptor Red and her kin were confirmed to have feathers. To be fair, it's just about the only birdlike trait the Utahraptors in this book ''don't'' have. That still doesn't stop other artists from drawing Red and the other dromaeosaurids with feathers, though.
** The taxon ''Ornithodesmus'' shows up in the book as a pterosaur. Turns out that it was actually a misidentified dromaeosaurid, the first named. The pterosaur material with the fossil has been named ''Istiodactylus''. Bakker was right about ''Istiodactylus'' being scavengers though.
** Therizinosaurs are depicted as featherless burrowers, and are referred to as "segnosaurs." They're now considered to have been feathered, although digging may be plausible. In addition, several of the illustrations depict them as quadrupeds, but it is now known that therizinosaurs were bipedal, like other theropods[[note]]Indeed, it used to be uncertain that therizinosaurs were theropods at all.[[/note]].
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