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3rd Jul '16 7:16:25 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s 2007 line, the Barraki have launchers used to fire squids that look more like lampreys than actual squids and are also stated to be vampiric like the latter.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'''s 2007 line, the Barraki have launchers used to fire squids that look more like lampreys than actual squids and are also stated to be vampiric like the latter.
2nd Jul '16 11:20:52 AM MrMediaGuy2
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* Most media depictions of pterosaurs [[PteroSoarer look practically nothing like the real animals]]. Common errors include leathery bat-like wings (the wing structure of pterosaurs was actually quite different from that of any extant flying vertebrate), teeth and long bony tails in genera that lacked either of these features, grasping talons like those of a bird of prey (as far as we can tell from fossils pterosaur feet seem highly unsuitable for grasping), and a covering of scales instead of pycnofibres (pycnofibres being the fur-like structures that many, if not all pterosaurs were coated with in life).
8th Jun '16 4:06:01 PM MagnusForce
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* Most media depictions of pterosaurs [[PteroSoarer look practically nothing like the real animals]]. Common errors include leathery bat-like wings (the wing structure of pterosaurs was actually quite different from that of any extant flying vertebrate), teeth and long bony tails in genera that lacked either of these features, grasping talons like those of a bird of prey (as far as we can tell from fossils pterosaur feet seem highly unsuitable for grasping), and a covering of scales instead of pycnofibres (pycnofibres being the fur-like structures that many, if not all pterosaurs were coated with in life).
16th May '16 10:49:52 PM schoi30
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* Most cartoon alligators look more like crocodiles, often having thinner snouts and the lower teeth visible when their mouths are closed.

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* Most Many cartoon alligators look more like crocodiles, often having thinner snouts and the lower teeth visible when their mouths are closed.closed. Real alligators have wider U-shaped snouts, and their lower teeth are hidden underneath the upper jaw making it an overbite.
21st Apr '16 9:29:07 PM schoi30
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* Many cartoon crows and ravens are drawn with yellow beaks and feet which makes them more closely resemble choughs.
14th Apr '16 3:56:45 PM schoi30
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[[folder:List of Common Examples]]
* Most cartoon fireflies look nothing like their real-life counterparts, the only indication of such being a firefly is the light on its abdomen.
* Most cartoon fleas look nothing like their real-life counterparts, instead looking like nondescript cartoon "bugs" or even tiny human-like creatures.
* Most reindeer appearing in many Christmas specials look absolutely nothing like their real-life counterparts, instead looking more like mule deer, roe deer, or white tailed deer. Regardless of shape and markings, they are invariably depicted as deer-sized (in reality reindeer are closer to the size of horses).
* Most media depictions of Velociraptor look more like the larger Deinonychus or Utahraptor than the real dinosaur, which has a long narrow snout. For more information, see RaptorAttack.
* Most media depictions of pterosaurs [[PteroSoarer look practically nothing like the real animals]]. Common errors include leathery bat-like wings (the wing structure of pterosaurs was actually quite different from that of any extant flying vertebrate), teeth and long bony tails in genera that lacked either of these features, grasping talons like those of a bird of prey (as far as we can tell from fossils pterosaur feet seem highly unsuitable for grasping), and a covering of scales instead of pycnofibres (pycnofibres being the fur-like structures that many, if not all pterosaurs were coated with in life).
* Most cartoon alligators look more like crocodiles, often having thinner snouts and the lower teeth visible when their mouths are closed.
* Many cartoon carnivores - occasionally even cats! - are drawn with pointed noses. Civets, raccoons, foxes, meerkats and to some extent weasels, badgers, and skunks ''do'' have these features - but dogs, bears (black bears have a somewhat pointed snout and are usually depicted with blunter snouts than in real life), and seals have much blunter snouts than they're commonly expected to have. And cats, of course, probably have the most human-looking faces of any mammals except primates.
* Many cartoon catfishes and dogfishes are often depicted as a cross between a fish and a cat or dog respectively.
* Many cartoon seals are often drawn as resembling sea lions, namely having an upright frame and occasionally ear flaps. However, this may be acceptable if they were fur seals.
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2nd Apr '16 10:24:09 PM Naram-Sin
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* Because only the ivory made its way to Europe for a long time, [[http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/book-review-sea-monsters-on-medieval-and-renaissance-maps/ walruses were initially depicted as elephants]], and later as pig-fish hybrids.
13th Mar '16 3:09:23 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Pogo from ''ComicStrip/Pogo'' looks nothing like a possum; he looks more like a monkey.

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* Pogo from ''ComicStrip/Pogo'' ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}'' looks nothing like a possum; he looks more like a monkey.
7th Feb '16 8:19:09 AM mistermissy
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* The eponymous Arthur of the picture books and later animated TV series is billed as an aardvark. In the earliest books there is some trace of a resemblance, at least about the nose; later in the series, you wouldn't know unless you were told.

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* The eponymous Arthur of the picture books and later animated TV series is billed as an aardvark. In the earliest books there is some trace of a resemblance, at least about and the nose; later elongated nose is actually relevant to the plot (though it resembles that of an anteater's more than an aardvark's.) Later in the series, you wouldn't know unless you were told.
9th Dec '15 3:32:04 PM FF32
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* Layla Flaafy from {{Sonichu}}, looks absolutely ''nothing'' like the Pokemon Flaafy except possibly for her curly hair, instead just being a sort of generic furry. WordOfGod (well, word of troll) says that she was created by one of the author's [[{{Troll}} internet girlfriends]] and it was his idea to make her a Flaafy despite [[LazyArtist not changing her design at all.]]

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* Layla Flaafy from {{Sonichu}}, Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}, looks absolutely ''nothing'' like the Pokemon Flaafy except possibly for her curly hair, instead just being a sort of generic furry. WordOfGod (well, word of troll) says that she was created by one of the author's [[{{Troll}} internet girlfriends]] and it was his idea to make her a Flaafy despite [[LazyArtist not changing her design at all.]]
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