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15th Jan '16 5:19:48 PM Maxiboy136
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** And speaking of crocodiles, there's the equally large marine crocodile ''Machimosaurus rex'' - "fighting lizard king".
15th Jan '16 10:29:50 AM Maxiboy136
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* The full name of Britain's only dromaeosaur species is ''Nuthetes destructor'', which means something along the lines of "destroyer monitor" (as in a monitor lizard).
27th Dec '15 5:08:39 AM Raptorslash
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See also DinosaursAreDragons, ReptilesAreAbhorrent, EverythingIsTryingToKillYou, OurMonstersAreDifferent. If you want to see some RealLife infos about extinct critters, [[UsefulNotes/{{Dinosaurs}} see]] [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLife here]]. For a popular way of averting this, see DomesticatedDinosaurs.
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See also DinosaursAreDragons, DumbDinos, ReptilesAreAbhorrent, EverythingIsTryingToKillYou, OurMonstersAreDifferent. If you want to see some RealLife infos about extinct critters, [[UsefulNotes/{{Dinosaurs}} see]] [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLife here]]. For a popular way of averting this, see DomesticatedDinosaurs.
8th Dec '15 12:36:32 AM PaulA
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* In "Madison Mascot", an episode of ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', a torn note has Walter Denton, Stretch Snodgrass, Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton mistakenly believe that the new name for the Madison High football team will be the "Madison Mammoths". -->'''Walter Denton''': What do you think of the new setup Mrs. Davis? The Madison Mammoths! That's what the team will be called of course. -->'''Miss Brooks''': The Madison Mammoths? -->'''Walter Denton''': Sure. Because of the elephant mascot. You remember those prehistoric hairy old elephants, don't you Miss Brooks? -->'''Miss Brooks''': [[DeadpanSnarker Not personally.]]
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* In "Madison Mascot", an episode of ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', ''Series/OurMissBrooks'', a torn note has Walter Denton, Stretch Snodgrass, Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton mistakenly believe that the new name for the Madison High football team will be the "Madison Mammoths". -->'''Walter Denton''': What do you think of the new setup Mrs. Davis? The Madison Mammoths! That's what the team will be called of course. -->'''Miss course.\\ '''Miss Brooks''': The Madison Mammoths? -->'''Walter Mammoths?\\ '''Walter Denton''': Sure. Because of the elephant mascot. You remember those prehistoric hairy old elephants, don't you Miss Brooks? -->'''Miss Brooks?\\ '''Miss Brooks''': [[DeadpanSnarker Not personally.]]
15th Nov '15 3:08:02 PM StFan
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* Invoked in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' when Doofenshmirtz resurrects dodos. He doesn't actually know what a dodo is, but they're extinct like dinosaurs, so he imagines it'll be like giant dinosaurs destroying the city. He is disappointed to find out that dodos are turkey-like creatures. ** Which is a bit ironic when you realize that dodos are dinosaurs. * Subverted in ''CadillacsAndDinosaurs'', where dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures are treated as normal animals.
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* Invoked in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' when Doofenshmirtz resurrects dodos. He doesn't actually know what a dodo is, but they're extinct like dinosaurs, so he imagines it'll be like giant dinosaurs destroying the city. He is disappointed to find out that dodos are turkey-like creatures. ** Which creatures. (Which is a bit ironic when you realize that dodos are dinosaurs. dinosaurs, like all birds.) * Subverted in ''CadillacsAndDinosaurs'', ''WesternAnimation/CadillacsAndDinosaurs'', where dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures are treated as normal animals.
2nd Nov '15 7:19:53 PM CJCroen1393
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* ''Guidraco venator'', the name of a pterosaur from China, means "Malicious Ghost Dragon". The name may be a bit misleading, though, as despite the animal's fearsome appearance (and indeed, [[http://english.ivpp.cas.cn/rs/ma/201203/W020120323342881742200.jpg it does look an awful lot like a dragon]]) it was most likely a harmless fish-eater.
24th Oct '15 5:51:27 PM nombretomado
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* Zig-zagged in ''{{Primeval}}''. Every extinct animal has some dangerous aspect to it -- even ''dodo birds'' house deadly parasites. However, while plenty of the creatures are portrayed as terrifying predators (the [[TheSwarm anurognathid swarm]], ''Deinonychus'', [[StockNessMonster mosasaur]] and [[FeatheredFiend phorusrhacids]], for instance), others are only dangerous because they're large/powerful and panicked (the ''Embolotherium'' herd, ''Dracorex'' and Columbian Mammoth), still others are outright harmless (''Scutosaurus'') and some are ''so'' harmless they're adopted as [[TeamPet Team Pets]] (Rex the ''Coelurosauravus'', as well as the ''Diictodon''s, which are even mentioned in-series as UglyCute). Heck, even the ''Spinosaurus'', in spite of being a huge predator, doesn't seem to be trying to eat anyone; it's just dangerous because it's a large, panicked animal in a populated area.
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* Zig-zagged in ''{{Primeval}}''.''Series/{{Primeval}}''. Every extinct animal has some dangerous aspect to it -- even ''dodo birds'' house deadly parasites. However, while plenty of the creatures are portrayed as terrifying predators (the [[TheSwarm anurognathid swarm]], ''Deinonychus'', [[StockNessMonster mosasaur]] and [[FeatheredFiend phorusrhacids]], for instance), others are only dangerous because they're large/powerful and panicked (the ''Embolotherium'' herd, ''Dracorex'' and Columbian Mammoth), still others are outright harmless (''Scutosaurus'') and some are ''so'' harmless they're adopted as [[TeamPet Team Pets]] (Rex the ''Coelurosauravus'', as well as the ''Diictodon''s, which are even mentioned in-series as UglyCute). Heck, even the ''Spinosaurus'', in spite of being a huge predator, doesn't seem to be trying to eat anyone; it's just dangerous because it's a large, panicked animal in a populated area.
22nd Sep '15 5:58:33 AM Adept
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* ''CageOfEden'' is full of these (except non-avian dinosaurs, surprisingly).
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* ''CageOfEden'' ''Manga/CageOfEden'' is full of these (except non-avian dinosaurs, surprisingly).
26th Aug '15 5:00:30 AM totoofze47
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* Several ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fall under this category. Obtaining them requires the player to obtain their fossils[[note]]in [[StockDinosaurs Aerodactyl's]] case, its DNA was stored in amber[[/note]] and use the DNA extracted from them to resurrect the creatures. ** Averted, actually. None of the ancient Pokémon are treated as dangerous monsters, and most don't even look more scary than average.(With the exception of Kabuto/Kabutops.) In the anime a couple of them are mean, but it's not a general rule. However, Pokémon that look like dinosaurs are usually treated as extremely destructive, even if their stats say otherwise.(Such as Aggron, which is more in the vein of a [[StoneWall bulky defender]] than a destructive attacker. But it looks scary...and is therefore treated as scary.)
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* Several ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fall under this category. play with this. Obtaining them requires the player to obtain their fossils[[note]]in [[StockDinosaurs Aerodactyl's]] case, its DNA was stored in amber[[/note]] and use the DNA extracted from them to resurrect the creatures. ** Averted, actually. None creatures. However, none of the ancient Pokémon are treated as dangerous monsters, and most don't even look more scary than average.(With the exception of Kabuto/Kabutops.) In the anime a couple of them are mean, but it's not a general rule. However, Pokémon that look like dinosaurs are usually treated as extremely destructive, even if their stats say otherwise.(Such as Aggron, which is more in the vein of a [[StoneWall bulky defender]] than a destructive attacker. But it looks scary...and is therefore treated as scary.)
16th Aug '15 3:44:31 PM johnsmithxxi
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* In "Madison Mascot", an episode of ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', a torn note has Walter Denton, Stretch Snodgrass, Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton mistakenly believe that the new name for the Madison High football team will be the "Madison Mammoths". -->'''Walter Denton''': What do you think of the new setup Mrs. Davis? The Madison Mammoths! That's what the team will be called of course. -->'''Miss Brooks''': The Madison Mammoths? -->'''Walter Denton''': Sure. Because of the elephant mascot. You remember those prehistoric hairy old elephants, don't you Miss Brooks? -->'''Miss Brooks''': [[DeadpanSnarker Not personally.]]
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