History Main / SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying

14th Jun '18 5:06:17 AM Cuddles
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** It's easy to miss, but Professor Porter refers to rhinos and baboons as ''Rhinoceros bihornius'' and ''Theropithecus babunious'' respectively, neither of which are the actual scientific names of any real life species of rhinoceros or baboon. ''Rhinoceros bicornis'' was the actual scientific name of the black rhinoceros during the time period the movie takes place, though (it dog renamed to ''Diceros bicornis'' in 1911, with the genus ''Rhinoceros'' kept for the one-horned Asian species). ''Theropithecus'' is a legitimate genus, but it refers to the gelada, a cousin of baboons living in the Ethiopian highlands, while baboons belong to the genus ''Papio''.

to:

** It's easy to miss, but Professor Porter refers to rhinos and baboons as ''Rhinoceros bihornius'' and ''Theropithecus babunious'' respectively, neither of which are the actual scientific names of any real life species of rhinoceros or baboon. ''Rhinoceros bicornis'' was the actual scientific name of the black rhinoceros during the time period the movie takes place, though (it dog was renamed to ''Diceros bicornis'' in 1911, with the genus ''Rhinoceros'' kept for the one-horned Asian species). ''Theropithecus'' is a legitimate genus, but it refers to the gelada, a cousin of baboons living in the Ethiopian highlands, while baboons belong to the genus ''Papio''.
8th Jun '18 11:32:07 AM DaibhidC
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Creator/GeoffJohns repeatedly portrays Grodd as more sadistic than Flash's other rogues because, despite his intelligence, he's "a wild animal" and therefore inherently savage. Past writers have, more accurately, portrayed regular gorillas as {{Gentle Giant}}s and that, if anything, Grodd's intelligence allows him to ''subvert'' that nature.
6th Jun '18 1:01:09 PM RedScharlach
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Gorilla Grodd, a supervillian from the [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Universe]] who is a, shock, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin gorilla]], is frequently shown eating people, especially when Creator/GrantMorrison is writing him. Gorillas, presumably even super-intelligent telepathic gorillas mutated by aliens, are actually herbivores. But Grodd's certainly the sort to eat someone ForTheEvulz even if he'd have trouble digesting them.

to:

* Gorilla Grodd, a supervillian supervillain from the [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Universe]] who is a, shock, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin gorilla]], is frequently shown eating people, especially when Creator/GrantMorrison is writing him. Gorillas, presumably even super-intelligent telepathic gorillas mutated by aliens, are actually herbivores. But Grodd's certainly the sort to eat someone ForTheEvulz even if he'd have trouble digesting them.



*** Lions in this film have larger dew claws than in RealLife, which they can use as thumbs to make human-like hand gestures. It's the most conspicuous with Scar, who [[MinionMaracas grabs Banzai by the neck]] during his VillainSong.

to:

*** Lions in this film have larger dew claws than in RealLife, which they can use as thumbs to make human-like hand gestures. It's the most conspicuous with Scar, who [[MinionMaracas grabs Banzai by the neck]] during his VillainSong.



*** The hyenas also bark, drool, and whine like dogs. In real life, hyenas belong to their own family (Hyaenidae), which is more closely related to the cat family (Felidae), or the Mongoose family (which includes animals such as meerkats), compared to the dog family (Canidae.) To show how wrong this is, they could meow or purr and it would be more logical than barking (but still very wrong, as said they belong to their own distinct family which has it's own distinct vocalizations; mainly whooping or giggling noises.)

to:

*** The hyenas also bark, drool, and whine like dogs. In real life, hyenas belong to their own family (Hyaenidae), which is more closely related to the cat family (Felidae), or the Mongoose family (which includes animals such as meerkats), compared to the dog family (Canidae.) To show how wrong this is, they could meow or purr and it would be more logical than barking (but still very wrong, as said they belong to their own distinct family which has it's its own distinct vocalizations; mainly whooping or giggling noises.)



* The original ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' films have gorillas as the violent, militaristic apes. But in reality, chimps are known to be much more violent than gorillas. Probably a case of ScienceMarchesOn, as gorillas were often depicted as violent in the past. Also probably why the 2001 version had a chimp as the main antagonist. Also, the orangutans are the leaders of the ape society due to their wise looks and supposed social skills... and it's been proven they often live very far from each other (researchers might spend years seeing the same orangutan on a large area).

to:

* The original ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' films have gorillas as the violent, militaristic apes. But in reality, chimps are known to be much more violent than gorillas. Probably a case of ScienceMarchesOn, as gorillas were often depicted as violent in the past. Also probably why the 2001 version had a chimp as the main antagonist. Also, the orangutans are the leaders of the ape society due to their wise looks and supposed social skills... and it's been proven they often live very far from each other (researchers might spend years seeing the same orangutan on over a large area).



* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': In the episode "Through the Looking Glass", the gang is discussing the picture of a male red deer. Had Wesley simply used the term "hart" or "stag" in the layman fashion (to refer to any male red deer regardless of its age), it might not have been accurate but it wouldn't have been comment-worthy. Unfortunately, he goes into detail saying a hart is "a male red deer or staggard" indicating the script-writers may have attempted to research the proper naming convention that exists for male red deer (that or they thought a "stag" and "staggard" meant the same thing). A staggard is a male red deer in its fourth year of life. A stag is a male red deer in its fifth year of life. A hart is a male red deer over five years old (i.e., in its sixth year of life). The picture itself shows a 10-point deer (5 tines on each antler) which is a "great hart" (a stag over six years old, i.e., seven years old or older with 10-16 tines). By using generalised layman terms, it all could have been handwaved as an ordinary conversation or at least the "hart" being a contraction of "great hart" where the picture itself was concerned. The attempt to be clever by referring to "staggard" simply exposed that the writers had been sloppy about research.

to:

* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': In the episode "Through the Looking Glass", the gang is discussing the picture of a male red deer. Had Wesley simply used the term "hart" or "stag" in the layman fashion (to refer to any male red deer regardless of its age), it might not have been accurate but it wouldn't have been comment-worthy. Unfortunately, he goes into detail saying a hart is "a male red deer or staggard" indicating the script-writers may have attempted to research the proper naming convention that exists for male red deer (that or they thought a "stag" and "staggard" meant the same thing). A staggard is a male red deer in its fourth year of life. A stag is a male red deer in its fifth year of life. A hart is a male red deer over five years old (i.e., in its sixth year of life). The picture itself shows a 10-point deer (5 tines on each antler) which is a "great hart" (a stag over six years old, i.e., seven years old or older with 10-16 tines). By using generalised layman terms, it all could have been handwaved as an ordinary conversation or at least the "hart" being a contraction of "great hart" where the picture itself was concerned. The attempt to be clever by referring to "staggard" simply exposed that the writers had been sloppy about research.
27th May '18 3:00:20 PM schoi30
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In the third act of "Treehouse of Horror XI", dolphins have no trouble moving on land (by TailfinWalking) and are not worried about dehydration or sunburn. Plus there's the whole "dolphins used to live on land until humans banished them into the ocean where they suffered for millions of years" thing[[note]]While ancestors of dolphins and other cetaceans did live on land, they were still hoofed quadrupeds then and they gradually evolved for sealife. By the time the first humans appeared, cetaceans have already become sea creatures.[[/note]]. Of course, the Treehouse of Horror episodes [[BizarroEpisode aren't known for realism]] anyways. They did throw in a bit of accuracy by having King Snorky's mouth not sync when he speaks, referencing to the fact dolphins use their blowholes for communication since they cannot breathe through their mouths.

to:

** In the third act of "Treehouse of Horror XI", dolphins have no trouble moving on land (by TailfinWalking) and are not worried about dehydration or sunburn. Plus there's the whole "dolphins used to live on land until humans banished them into the ocean where they suffered for millions of years" thing[[note]]While thing.[[note]]While ancestors of dolphins and other cetaceans did live on land, they were still hoofed quadrupeds then and they gradually evolved for sealife. By the time the first humans appeared, cetaceans have already become sea creatures.[[/note]]. [[/note]] Of course, the Treehouse of Horror episodes [[BizarroEpisode aren't known for realism]] anyways. They did throw in a bit of accuracy by having King Snorky's mouth not sync when he speaks, referencing to the fact dolphins use their blowholes for communication since they cannot breathe through their mouths.
27th May '18 2:59:50 PM schoi30
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "E-I-E-I-D'oh" had a clearly male Asian elephant (complete with visible tusks) referred to as female.

to:

** "E-I-E-I-D'oh" "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)" had a clearly male Asian elephant (complete with visible tusks) referred to as female.
27th May '18 2:58:46 PM schoi30
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** "E-I-E-I-D'oh" had a clearly male Asian elephant (complete with visible tusks) referred to as female.
25th May '18 7:29:26 PM schoi30
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Comicstrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin's mother once told him not to take Hobbes into a lake the family was camping by because "tigers don't swim very well".

to:

* In ''Comicstrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', ''Comicstrip/CalvinAndHobbes'':
**
Calvin's mother once told him not to take Hobbes into a lake the family was camping by because "tigers don't swim very well".


Added DiffLines:

* The ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode featuring ''Film/KingDinosaur'' has Joel and the 'Bots mistaking a kinkajou for a lemur.
19th May '18 5:55:57 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Common werewolf portrayals are often often guilty of this regarding wolf biology. Besides having a taste for human flesh (wolves rarely attack humans let alone eat them) and having razor-sharp claws (wolves have blunt nails), the association of werewolves with the full moon is based on the misconception that wolves howl at the moon.

to:

* Common werewolf portrayals are often often guilty of this regarding wolf biology. Besides having a taste for human flesh (wolves rarely attack humans let alone eat them) and having razor-sharp claws (wolves have blunt nails), the association of werewolves with the full moon is based on the misconception that wolves howl at the moon.
18th May '18 6:18:53 PM schoi30
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Many werewolf portrayals are often often guilty of this regarding wolf biology. Besides having a taste for human flesh (wolves rarely attack humans let alone eat them) and being equipped razor-sharp claws (wolves have blunt nails), the association of werewolves with the full moon is based on the misconception that wolves howl at the moon.

to:

* Many Common werewolf portrayals are often often guilty of this regarding wolf biology. Besides having a taste for human flesh (wolves rarely attack humans let alone eat them) and being equipped having razor-sharp claws (wolves have blunt nails), the association of werewolves with the full moon is based on the misconception that wolves howl at the moon.
18th May '18 6:16:31 PM schoi30
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Subtrope of ArtisticLicenseBiology. Supertrope of KangarooPouchRide, KillerGorilla, and SomewhereAnEquestrianIsCrying. See also FunnyAnimalAnatomy and MisplacedWildlife.

to:

Subtrope of ArtisticLicenseBiology. Supertrope of KangarooPouchRide, KillerGorilla, SomewhereAnEquestrianIsCrying and SomewhereAnEquestrianIsCrying.WolvesAlwaysHowlAtTheMoon. See also FunnyAnimalAnatomy and MisplacedWildlife.


Added DiffLines:

* Many werewolf portrayals are often often guilty of this regarding wolf biology. Besides having a taste for human flesh (wolves rarely attack humans let alone eat them) and being equipped razor-sharp claws (wolves have blunt nails), the association of werewolves with the full moon is based on the misconception that wolves howl at the moon.
This list shows the last 10 events of 447. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying