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24th May '16 11:46:22 PM PaulA
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* One character in the ''Drenai'' books by Creator/DavidGemmell remembers "dragon" skeletons that he saw in a museum, while thinking that it was ''impossible'' for such animals to breathe fire without burning their own long throats. Given that we're dealing with quite low LowFantasy here, it is implied that he saw just a mundane dinosaur fossil.

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* One character in the ''Drenai'' ''Literature/{{Drenai}}'' books by Creator/DavidGemmell remembers "dragon" skeletons that he saw in a museum, while thinking that it was ''impossible'' for such animals to breathe fire without burning their own long throats. Given that we're dealing with quite low LowFantasy here, it is implied that he saw just a mundane dinosaur fossil.
11th May '16 10:05:55 AM NoSpoilerz
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* Played with in one online list of the most likely creatures for dragons to be based on. While the highest-listed creatures on the list were pterosaurs, the rest were living reptiles (or, in one case, a living fish, and in another, an [[ItMakesSenseInContext inanimate object]]).

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* Played with in one online list of the most likely creatures for dragons to be based on. While the highest-listed creatures on the list were pterosaurs, the rest were living reptiles (or, in one case, a living fish, and in another, an [[ItMakesSenseInContext inanimate object]]). See it here[[http://www.livescience.com/11320-top-10-beasts-dragons-reality-myth.html]]
28th Apr '16 4:00:51 PM nombretomado
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* {{Conan|TheBarbarian}} encounters what he calls a dragon (clearly an - unaccountably predatory - ''Stegosaurus'' from the description) in the Creator/RobertEHoward story ''Literature/RedNails''. It is later revealed to have been reanimated from fossils by magic.

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* {{Conan|TheBarbarian}} Franchise/{{Conan|TheBarbarian}} encounters what he calls a dragon (clearly an - unaccountably predatory - ''Stegosaurus'' from the description) in the Creator/RobertEHoward story ''Literature/RedNails''. It is later revealed to have been reanimated from fossils by magic.
8th Apr '16 9:10:20 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''[[http://www.theguardian.com/science/lost-worlds/2015/apr/29/bird-yi-qi-the-dinosaur-evolution-flight-feather-nature Yi qi]]'', a recently discovered scansoriopterygid (a group of arboreal theropods closely related to birds with long fingers) dinosaur, which had membranes of skin stretched across its hands, and so likely resembled a tiny feathered wyvern. It was probably not capable of flying, and used its bat-like wings for gliding.

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* ''[[http://www.theguardian.com/science/lost-worlds/2015/apr/29/bird-yi-qi-the-dinosaur-evolution-flight-feather-nature Yi qi]]'', a recently discovered scansoriopterygid (a group of long-fingered arboreal theropods closely related to birds with long fingers) birds) dinosaur, which had membranes of skin stretched across its hands, and so likely resembled a tiny feathered wyvern. It was probably not capable of flying, and used its bat-like wings for gliding.
8th Apr '16 9:00:28 AM Theriocephalus
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* Wexter, the T-Rex pet of ''WebComic/AxeCop'' breathes fire, though this may be justified by the sheer number of super-powers invented on the spot for anything and everything.

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* Wexter, the T-Rex pet of ''WebComic/AxeCop'' ''WebComic/AxeCop'', breathes fire, though this may be justified by the sheer number of super-powers invented on the spot for anything and everything.
28th Mar '16 10:33:09 PM Sugao
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* Rhi'a's personal quest in ''VideoGame/SandsOfDestruction'' has you freeing her ancestor from a curse that's keeping him a zombie. Naturally, this ancient dragon bears a striking resemblance to a T-rex, as do some of the RandomEncounters around the Dragonkin Ruins of the current day. Rhi'a's grandfather appearing as a skeleton is also likely meant to bring fossils to mind, because EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs!
21st Mar '16 2:38:30 PM Polaris
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', you can encounter "phoenixes" and "deepstalkers" which look like raptors (complete with feathers) and compsognathus, respectively. Of course, the phoenixes can actually breathe fire.
23rd Feb '16 12:35:03 PM ClearMadness
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* In ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial among the many other types of monsters they're are huge lizard creatures called drakes. Drakes are feathered and have been referred to as Saurans. So, they're totally an evolved form of dinosaur and an example of this trope.
20th Feb '16 1:09:51 PM KuroBaraHime
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** There is one card, Two Mouthed Darkruler, who was originally classified as a Dragon, but is now a Dinosaur. Hilariously, it has a counterpart known as Two-Headed Thunder Dragon (which, aside from a {{palette swap}}, looks exactly the same) which is made from fusing two Thunder Dragons.

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** There is one card, Two Mouthed Two-Mouth Darkruler, who was originally classified as a Dragon, but is now a Dinosaur. Hilariously, it has a counterpart known as Two-Headed Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon (which, aside from a {{palette swap}}, looks exactly the same) which is made from fusing two Thunder Dragons.
15th Feb '16 10:31:10 AM TotemicHero
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* This trope is zig-zagged in ''VideoGame/WarlordsBattlecry III''. While dinosaurs and dragons are clearly separate units (every race potentially has access to dragons, while dinos are Ssrathi melee units), the Dragonslayer class has a skill that grants bonus XP to both dragon and dinosaur units
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