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13th Dec '17 11:34:15 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs 3D'': Alex's modern day incarnation is a rook, a corvid that isn't found in Alaska.

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* ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs ''Film/WalkingWithDinosaurs 3D'': Alex's modern day incarnation is a rook, a corvid that isn't found in Alaska.
11th Dec '17 5:17:27 PM DracMonster
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* ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' for some reason, had ostriches living in both Italy and Pleasure Island.
7th Dec '17 7:50:46 PM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' features oryxes. When they show up, it feels so unreal, it's almost creepy. So you wander through the human tragedy that is the devastated Dubai, when suddenly, you spot these weird long-horned antelopes and you're not at all sure whether they're really there or [[UnreliableNarrator Walker]]'s seeing things. A herd can be seen in chapter 1, and sure, they could just be taken as part of the scenery and a sign of how desolate the ruins are that animals are traipsing the grounds, but if you know Walker's mind already, they're cast in severe doubt. It's made worse that Lugo and Adams don't comment on them, implying they don't see the oryxes at all.

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* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' features oryxes. When they show up, it feels so unreal, it's almost creepy. So you wander through the human tragedy that is the devastated Dubai, when suddenly, you spot these weird long-horned antelopes and you're not at all sure whether they're really there or [[UnreliableNarrator Walker]]'s seeing things. A herd can be seen in chapter 1, and sure, they could just be taken as part of the scenery and a sign of how desolate the ruins What are that those skittish prey animals are traipsing doing so close to a war-ravaged city? [[spoiler:And what is one doing in the grounds, but if you know Walker's mind already, they're cast in severe doubt. It's made worse that Lugo middle of downtown after an explosion and Adams don't comment on them, implying inrush of thirsty people that'd scare off any skittish prey like an antelope? [[{{Hallucinations}} Are they don't see even real]]? The [[NightmareFuel/SpecOpstheLine Nightmare Fuel page for the oryxes at all.game]] has more details.]]
7th Dec '17 7:48:05 PM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' features oryxes. When they show up, it feels so unreal, it's almost creepy. So you wander through the human tragedy that is the devastated Dubai, when suddenly, you spot these weird long-horned antelopes and you're not at all sure whether they're really there or [[UnreliableNarrator Walker]]'s seeing things. A herd can be seen in chapter 1, and sure, they could just be taken as part of the scenery and a sign of how desolate the ruins are that animals are traipsing the grounds, but if you know Walker's mind already, they're cast in severe doubt. It's made worse that Lugo and Adams don't comment on them, implying they don't see the oryxes at all.
20th Nov '17 1:35:52 PM Lymantria
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* The short story ''The Scarlet Ibis'' featured a strange red bird (the titular scarlet ibis) appearing in Florida, deathly ill or injured (shortly after a storm). [[spoiler: It dies, right before the narrator accidentally kills his younger brother, who buried it.]]
* Clayton Emery's ''Beasts of Sherwood Forest'' has chipmunks and other North American species in 12th century England.

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* The short story ''The Scarlet Ibis'' ''Literature/TheScarletIbis'' featured a strange red bird (the titular scarlet ibis) appearing in Florida, deathly ill or injured (shortly after a storm). [[spoiler: It dies, right before the narrator accidentally kills his younger brother, who buried it.]]
* Clayton Emery's ''Beasts of Sherwood Forest'' ''Literature/BeastsOfSherwoodForest'' has chipmunks and other North American species in 12th century England.



* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Indian Burial Ground", Miss Brooks reads a newspaper article about the lost burial ground of a Arapaho war party that used gold spears decorated with ''peacock'' feathers. This raises the question where an Indian tribe would have obtained a supply of peacock feathers in the 19th century United States.

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Indian Burial Ground", Miss Brooks reads a newspaper article about the lost burial ground of a Arapaho war party that used gold spears decorated with ''peacock'' feathers. This raises the question where an Indian tribe would have obtained a supply of peacock feathers in the 19th century United States.States - peacocks are native to Asia.



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* Many role-playing games' encounter tables for aquatic creatures don't bother to distinguish between freshwater and saltwater species, probably because [[AtlantisIsBoring there aren't many choices to work with]].
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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''. Marine the Raccoon uses [[LandDownUnder Australian slang]], while the actual echidna has an American accent. Also, said echidna is a descendant of the Maya civilization, a Mesoamerican tribe, and has dreadlocks. There's a fancomic somewhere with Knuckles freaking out over trying to figure out his nationality.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''. Marine the Raccoon uses [[LandDownUnder Australian slang]], while the actual echidna has an American accent. Also, said echidna is a descendant of the Maya civilization, a Mesoamerican tribe, and has dreadlocks. %% There's a fancomic somewhere with Knuckles freaking out over trying to figure out his nationality.nationality. %% Link?
3rd Nov '17 9:38:17 PM chasemaddigan
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** The ''Jungle Book 2'' has ocelots make a small appearance during a song. Ocelots live in South America. Same goes to the hippos considering how they live in Africa.

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** The ''Jungle Book 2'' ''Disney/TheJungleBook2'' has ocelots make a small appearance during a song. Ocelots live in South America. Same goes to the hippos considering how they live in Africa.
20th Oct '17 3:54:56 PM DaibhidC
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* Near the end of season 31 of ''Series/DoctorWho'' we see, among other things, that museums display penguins in the Egyptian desert. This demonstrates quite succinctly how reality is falling apart at the seams; at this point, there's little left of the universe but Earth, humanity, and some poorly-remembered stories about [[RetGone things that never existed]]. [[ShroudedInMyth And the Last Centurion]].

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''
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Near the end of season 31 of ''Series/DoctorWho'' 31 we see, among other things, that museums display penguins in the Egyptian desert. This demonstrates quite succinctly how reality is falling apart at the seams; at this point, there's little left of the universe but Earth, humanity, and some poorly-remembered stories about [[RetGone things that never existed]]. [[ShroudedInMyth And the Last Centurion]].Centurion]].
** In "The Girl Who Died", a Viking village keeps electric eels. ''Why'' they do so is almost as unanswerable a question as where they got them, but it does enable the Doctor to use them as a stun gun. Somewhere an Ichthyologist is Crying...
16th Oct '17 9:16:13 AM ElSquibbonator
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* Abu in [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', who looks like a New-World monkey in Arabia. There was mention in [[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries the animated series]] that Abu was imported as part of a traveling circus before he was adopted by Aladdin, and his tiny vest and hat was an artifact of this past, though this may have been an AuthorsSavingThrow. And Iago the parrot seems to be a very small version of a Scarlet Macaw. We had to wait for the TV series to get an explanation: during a jaunt to the Amazon, Iago mentions he left the area a while back.

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* Abu in [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', who looks like a New-World monkey in Arabia. There was mention in [[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries the animated series]] that Abu was imported as part of a traveling circus before he was adopted by Aladdin, and his tiny vest and hat was an artifact of this past, though this may have been an AuthorsSavingThrow. And Iago the parrot seems to be a very small version of a Scarlet Macaw. We had to wait for the TV series to get an explanation: during a jaunt to the Amazon, Iago mentions he left the area a while back. Surprisingly, Rajah the tiger is ''not'' an example, since there actually were tigers in the Middle East during the time the movie takes place.



* ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'' had ''Brachiosaurus'' interacting with Cretaceous-period dinosaurs, as well as ''lemurs'', which did not evolve until well after dinosaurs went extinct. Meanwhile the ''Carnotaurus'' that appeared was found only in South America, with relatives in Africa and southern Europe. Thus, this movie had Misplaced Wildlife ''and'' AnachronismStew simultaneously. The opening scene also featured a ''Koolasuchus'', which was a giant amphibian that ''only'' thrived in arctic regions (the South Pole, to be precise, on the exact opposite part of the planet). Even taking tectonic shift into account, those didn't belong there.

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* ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'' had ''Brachiosaurus'' interacting with Cretaceous-period dinosaurs, as well as ''lemurs'', which did not evolve until well after dinosaurs went extinct. Meanwhile the ''Carnotaurus'' that appeared was found only in South America, with relatives in Africa and southern Europe. Thus, this movie had Misplaced Wildlife ''and'' AnachronismStew simultaneously. The opening scene also featured a ''Koolasuchus'', which was a giant amphibian that ''only'' thrived in arctic polar regions (the South Pole, to be precise, on the exact opposite part of the planet). Even taking tectonic shift into account, those didn't belong there.
15th Oct '17 6:01:11 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Indian Burial Ground", Miss Brooks reads a newspaper article about the lost burial ground of a Arapaho war party that used gold spears decorated with ''peacock'' feathers. This raises the question where an Indian tribe would have obtained a supply of peacock feathers in the 19th century United States.
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14th Oct '17 7:20:05 PM BattleMaster
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* ''Disney/MulanII'' featured [[BearsAreBadNews grizzly bears]] and several North American wildlife pestering the main characters during one of the songs from the film in what appears to be an Asian setting.

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* ''Disney/MulanII'' featured [[BearsAreBadNews grizzly bears]] and several North American wildlife pestering the main characters during one of the songs from the film in what appears to be an Asian setting. The brown bear's Asian range does ''barely'' extend into China, so it's not completely misplaced, but the movie is still set in the wrong part of China.
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