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24th Jun '17 12:46:31 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* Barnacles are crustaceans as well, but they're usually only shown as "that stuff that covers rocks, ships and whales"

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* Barnacles are crustaceans as well, but they're usually only shown as "that stuff that covers rocks, ships and whales"whales". Or as [[WesternAnimation being so ugly]] [[Literature/TheUglyBarnacle that everyone died]].
2nd Jun '17 4:14:53 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** Regarding smaller carnivorans, among the most familiar seem to be raccoons and striped skunks. Other procyonids and mephitids are out of luck. Most members of the Mustelidae family aren't seen very often in fiction, but there are a few commonly-used stock species. Smaller varieties will be ferrets when something cute and playful is called for, or weasels if a sinister creature is in order. Next in line are ever-popular otters, followed by less-often-seen badgers (with the honey badger having seen a recent rise in popularity due to its MemeticBadass status), and the occasional wolverine ([[WolverinePublicity far less common]] than the [[Franchise/XMen X-Man]] bearing their name). Expect most of these to be chattering like raccoons as well. [[YouFailBiologyForever Ferrets are sometimes lumped with rodents]] (which is OlderThanFeudalism; The Latin name for such creatures, ''Mustelidae'', roughly translates to "mice as long as spears"). Mongooses are essentially known in fiction solely for their cobra-killing reputation, [[YouFailBiologyForever and are sometimes even called weasels]]. Good luck finding any civet or genet in fiction. Thanks to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and Animal Planet, meerkats have surpassed other mongoose species in popularity. Now, you seldom see ''regular'' mongooses, either. Chances are the only time you'll see a mink or a stoat in fiction is [[PrettyInMink as a coat]].

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** Regarding smaller carnivorans, among the most familiar seem to be raccoons and striped skunks. Other procyonids and mephitids are out of luck. Most members of the Mustelidae mustelid family aren't seen very often in fiction, but there are a few commonly-used stock species. Smaller varieties will be ferrets when something cute and playful is called for, or weasels if a sinister creature is in order. Next in line are ever-popular otters, followed by less-often-seen badgers (with the honey badger having seen a recent rise in popularity due to its MemeticBadass status), and the occasional wolverine ([[WolverinePublicity far less common]] than the [[Franchise/XMen X-Man]] bearing their name). Expect most of these to be chattering like raccoons as well. [[YouFailBiologyForever Ferrets are sometimes lumped with rodents]] (which is OlderThanFeudalism; The Latin name for such creatures, ''Mustelidae'', "Mustelidae", roughly translates to "mice as long as spears"). Mongooses are essentially known in fiction solely for their cobra-killing reputation, [[YouFailBiologyForever and are sometimes even called weasels]]. Good luck finding any civet or genet in fiction. Thanks to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and Animal Planet, meerkats have surpassed other mongoose species in popularity. Now, you seldom see ''regular'' mongooses, either. Chances are the only time you'll see a mink or a stoat in fiction is [[PrettyInMink as a coat]].
1st Jun '17 7:37:49 PM DouglasFir
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** Regarding smaller carnivorans, among the most familiar seem to be raccoons and striped skunks. Members of the Mustelidae family aren't seen so often in fiction, but there are a few commonly-used stock species. Smaller varieties will be ferrets when something cute and playful is called for, or weasels if a sinister creature is in order. Next in line are ever-popular otters, followed by less-often-seen badgers (with the honey badger having seen a recent rise in popularity due to its MemeticBadass status, and the occasional wolverine ([[WolverinePublicity far less common]] than the [[Franchise/XMen X-Man]] bearing their name). Expect most of these to be chattering like raccoons as well. [[YouFailBiologyForever Ferrets are sometimes lumped with rodents]] (which is OlderThanFeudalism; The Latin name for such creatures, ''Mustelidae'', roughly translates to "mice as long as spears"). Mongooses are essentially known in fiction solely for their cobra-killing reputation, [[YouFailBiologyForever and are sometimes even called weasels]]. Good luck finding any civet or genet in fiction. Thanks to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and Animal Planet, meerkats have surpassed other mongoose species in popularity. Now, you seldom see ''regular'' mongooses, either. Chances are the only time you'll see a mink or a stoat in fiction is [[PrettyInMink as a coat]].

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** Regarding smaller carnivorans, among the most familiar seem to be raccoons and striped skunks. Members Other procyonids and mephitids are out of luck. Most members of the Mustelidae family aren't seen so very often in fiction, but there are a few commonly-used stock species. Smaller varieties will be ferrets when something cute and playful is called for, or weasels if a sinister creature is in order. Next in line are ever-popular otters, followed by less-often-seen badgers (with the honey badger having seen a recent rise in popularity due to its MemeticBadass status, status), and the occasional wolverine ([[WolverinePublicity far less common]] than the [[Franchise/XMen X-Man]] bearing their name). Expect most of these to be chattering like raccoons as well. [[YouFailBiologyForever Ferrets are sometimes lumped with rodents]] (which is OlderThanFeudalism; The Latin name for such creatures, ''Mustelidae'', roughly translates to "mice as long as spears"). Mongooses are essentially known in fiction solely for their cobra-killing reputation, [[YouFailBiologyForever and are sometimes even called weasels]]. Good luck finding any civet or genet in fiction. Thanks to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and Animal Planet, meerkats have surpassed other mongoose species in popularity. Now, you seldom see ''regular'' mongooses, either. Chances are the only time you'll see a mink or a stoat in fiction is [[PrettyInMink as a coat]].
10th May '17 5:16:10 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* Marsupials arguably have more diversity in their hundreds of species than any other group of mammals, yet the amount of species used in fiction could be counted on a few fingers. Kangaroos and koalas (order Diprotodontia) are obviously the most popular, and instantly come to mind at the word "marsupial".

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* Marsupials arguably have more diversity in their hundreds of species than any other group of mammals, yet the amount of species used in fiction could be counted on a few fingers. Kangaroos and koalas (order Diprotodontia) are obviously the most popular, and instantly come to mind at the word "marsupial". Every now and then, you'll see a wombat. Don't expect to see the awesome prehistoric members of the order, such as the giant short-faced walking kangaroo ''Procoptodon'', the rhino-sized wombat-like ''Diprotodon'', and the carnivorous cat-like "marsupial lion" ''Thylacoleo'', outside of documentaries.



** Pinnipeds are represented by the walrus and a generic seal/sea lion morph.

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** Pinnipeds are represented by the walrus and a generic seal/sea lion morph. If the heroic characters are penguins, [[MonstrousSeal leopard seals]] will appear as antagonists.
27th Apr '17 4:07:47 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* Birds are the only living dinosaurs. As such, if there is anything close to a representative of this it will be ''Archaeopteryx'', and even that's doubtful (educational works might throw in ''Hesperornis'', ''Ichthyornis'' and/or ''Confuciusornis'', but don't hold your breath). Few extinct birds are ever used - not even the rather awesome elephant bird, the formidable pseudotoothed birds or the incredibly diverse opposite birds. The exception to this is the dodo which is practically a symbol for 'extinction', and has a reputation for being TooDumbToLive. Occasionally also the terror birds, namely ''Phorusrhacos'' or ''Titanis''. ''Gastornis'' may show up as well.

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* Birds are the only living dinosaurs. As such, if there is anything close to a representative of this it will be ''Archaeopteryx'', and even that's doubtful (educational works might throw in ''Hesperornis'', ''Ichthyornis'' and/or ''Confuciusornis'', but don't hold your breath). Few extinct birds are ever used - not even the rather awesome elephant bird, the formidable pseudotoothed birds or the incredibly diverse opposite birds. The exception to this is the dodo which is practically a symbol for 'extinction', and has a reputation for being TooDumbToLive. Occasionally also the terror birds, namely ''Phorusrhacos'' or ''Titanis''. ''Gastornis'' may show up as well. Educational works might throw in the great auk, passenger pigeon and/or moas.
26th Apr '17 9:12:42 PM schoi30
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* Birds are the only living dinosaurs. As such, if there is anything close to a representative of this it will be ''Archaeopteryx'', and even that's doubtful (educational works might throw in ''Hesperornis'', ''Ichthyornis'' and/or ''Confuciusornis'', but don't hold your breath). Few extinct birds are ever used - not even the rather awesome elephant bird, the formidable pseudotoothed birds or the incredibly diverse opposite birds. The exception to this is the dodo which is practically a symbol for 'extinction', and has a reputation for being TooDumbToLive. Occasionally also the terror birds.

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* Birds are the only living dinosaurs. As such, if there is anything close to a representative of this it will be ''Archaeopteryx'', and even that's doubtful (educational works might throw in ''Hesperornis'', ''Ichthyornis'' and/or ''Confuciusornis'', but don't hold your breath). Few extinct birds are ever used - not even the rather awesome elephant bird, the formidable pseudotoothed birds or the incredibly diverse opposite birds. The exception to this is the dodo which is practically a symbol for 'extinction', and has a reputation for being TooDumbToLive. Occasionally also the terror birds.birds, namely ''Phorusrhacos'' or ''Titanis''. ''Gastornis'' may show up as well.
19th Apr '17 5:14:35 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** Birdlike theropods are mostly represented by dromaeosaurs (namely ''Deinonychus'' or ''Velociraptor'', though ''Utahraptor'' and ''Microraptor'' show up occasionally), ''Archaeopteryx'', and ornithomimids (''Ornithomimus'', ''Struthiomimus'', or ''Gallimimus''). ''Oviraptor'' and ''Troodon'' if you're lucky. ''Therizinosaurus'' is getting popular due to its WolverineClaws as well being a theropod that's herbivorous as opposed to carnivorous, though it's still not quite common in media.

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** Birdlike theropods are mostly represented by dromaeosaurs (namely ''Deinonychus'' or ''Velociraptor'', though ''Utahraptor'' and ''Microraptor'' show up occasionally), ''Archaeopteryx'', and ornithomimids (''Ornithomimus'', ''Struthiomimus'', or ''Gallimimus'').''Gallimimus'', with ''Dromiceiomimus'' [possibly synonymous with ''Ornithomimus''] occasionally appearing in older works). ''Oviraptor'' and ''Troodon'' if you're lucky. ''Therizinosaurus'' is getting popular due to its WolverineClaws as well being a theropod that's herbivorous as opposed to carnivorous, though it's still not quite common in media.
18th Apr '17 10:21:49 PM schoi30
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** Large theropods are usually ''T. rex'', ''Allosaurus'', ''Spinosaurus'', or sometimes ''Dilophosaurus''. Occasionally, ''Ceratosaurus'', ''Megalosaurus'', ''Albertosaurus'', ''Gorgosaurus'', ''Tarbosaurus'', ''Giganotosaurus'', ''Baryonyx'', or ''Carnotaurus'' will appear. ''Yutyrannus'' has been recently gaining some popularity due to being the largest known dinosaur to have preserved direct evidence of feathers, though its only media appearances so far is in the most recent ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Land Before Time]]'' movie and in two of the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' game apps.

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** Large theropods are usually ''T. rex'', ''Allosaurus'', ''Spinosaurus'', or sometimes ''Dilophosaurus''. Occasionally, ''Ceratosaurus'', ''Megalosaurus'', ''Albertosaurus'', ''Gorgosaurus'', ''Tarbosaurus'', ''Giganotosaurus'', ''Baryonyx'', or ''Carnotaurus'' will appear. ''Yutyrannus'' has been recently gaining some popularity due to being the largest known dinosaur to have preserved direct evidence of feathers, though its only media appearances so far is in the most recent ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Land Before Time]]'' movie and in two of the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' game apps.feathers.
18th Apr '17 10:19:56 PM schoi30
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** Large theropods are usually ''T. rex'', ''Allosaurus'', ''Spinosaurus'', or sometimes ''Dilophosaurus''. Occasionally, ''Ceratosaurus'', ''Megalosaurus'', ''Albertosaurus'', ''Gorgosaurus'', ''Tarbosaurus'', ''Giganotosaurus'', ''Baryonyx'', or ''Carnotaurus'' will appear. ''Yutyrannus'' has been recently gaining some popularity due to being the largest known dinosaur to have preserved direct evidence of feathers, though its only notable appearance in media so far is in the most recent ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Land Before Time]]'' movie.

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** Large theropods are usually ''T. rex'', ''Allosaurus'', ''Spinosaurus'', or sometimes ''Dilophosaurus''. Occasionally, ''Ceratosaurus'', ''Megalosaurus'', ''Albertosaurus'', ''Gorgosaurus'', ''Tarbosaurus'', ''Giganotosaurus'', ''Baryonyx'', or ''Carnotaurus'' will appear. ''Yutyrannus'' has been recently gaining some popularity due to being the largest known dinosaur to have preserved direct evidence of feathers, though its only notable appearance in media appearances so far is in the most recent ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Land Before Time]]'' movie.movie and in two of the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' game apps.
18th Apr '17 10:18:24 PM schoi30
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** Large theropods are usually ''T. rex'', ''Allosaurus'', ''Spinosaurus'', or sometimes ''Dilophosaurus''. Occasionally, ''Ceratosaurus'', ''Megalosaurus'', ''Albertosaurus'', ''Gorgosaurus'', ''Tarbosaurus'', ''Giganotosaurus'', ''Baryonyx'', or ''Carnotaurus'' will appear. ''Yutyrannus'' has been recently gaining popularity, due to being the largest known dinosaur to have preserved direct evidence of feathers.

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** Large theropods are usually ''T. rex'', ''Allosaurus'', ''Spinosaurus'', or sometimes ''Dilophosaurus''. Occasionally, ''Ceratosaurus'', ''Megalosaurus'', ''Albertosaurus'', ''Gorgosaurus'', ''Tarbosaurus'', ''Giganotosaurus'', ''Baryonyx'', or ''Carnotaurus'' will appear. ''Yutyrannus'' has been recently gaining popularity, some popularity due to being the largest known dinosaur to have preserved direct evidence of feathers.feathers, though its only notable appearance in media so far is in the most recent ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Land Before Time]]'' movie.
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