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21st Dec '16 11:22:44 AM Morgenthaler
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19th Dec '16 8:49:26 PM MagnusForce
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* Dinosaurs in general: we used to believe they were all wiped out in a mass extinction event, but there turned out to be survivors all over the place. We just called them "birds."

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* Dinosaurs in general: Theropod dinosaurs: we used to believe they were all wiped out in a mass extinction event, but there turned out to be survivors all over the place. We just called them "birds."
18th Dec '16 1:09:57 PM eroock
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* Two mechanics in a Volkswagen commercial discus this when they find a full-sized spare tire in the trunk of a Jetta. One of them even mentions the coelacanth.

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* Two mechanics in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MunowVfXOuY Volkswagen commercial commercial]] discus this when they find a full-sized spare tire in the trunk of a Jetta. One of them even mentions the coelacanth.
18th Dec '16 1:08:03 PM eroock
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-->'''Mechanic 1:''' Great day in the morning. What once was lost now is found.\\

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-->'''Mechanic ->'''Mechanic 1:''' Great day in the morning. What once was lost now is found.\\



'''Mechanic 1:''' It's a prehistoric fish. It disappeared about ten thousand years ago, then they caught one off the coast of Madagascar. Coelacanth.\\
-Volkswagen commercial (the mechanics are talking about a full-sized spare tire).

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'''Mechanic 1:''' It's a prehistoric fish. It disappeared about ten thousand years ago, then they caught one off the coast of Madagascar. Coelacanth.\\
-Volkswagen
Coelacanth.
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commercial (the mechanics are talking about a full-sized spare tire).
tire)
18th Dec '16 8:31:01 AM Akatia
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* The Baiji, also known as the Yangtze River Dolphin, was thought to have gone extinct or at least functionally extinct in 2006 after years of industrialization and pollution of the river they lived in, which was also the only place they lived. However, the following year, a man reportedly caught a white animal swimming in the Yangtze, which was tentatively confirmed to probably be a Baiji.

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* The Baiji, baiji, also known as the Yangtze River Dolphin, dolphin, was thought to have gone extinct or at least functionally extinct in 2006 after years of industrialization and pollution of the river they lived in, which was also the only place they lived. However, the following year, in. In 2007, a man reportedly caught on tape what appeared to be a white animal swimming in the Yangtze, which was tentatively confirmed river and nine years later, several news sources announced a sighting of what has been speculated to probably be a Baiji.baiji.
19th Nov '16 8:00:45 AM BKelly95
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-->'''Mechanic 1:''' Great day in the morning. What once was lost now is found.\\
'''Mechanic 2:''' I thought these were extinct.\\
'''Mechanic 1:''' That's what they said about the coelacanth.\\
'''Announcer:''' (Sales pitch)\\
'''Mechanic 1:''' It's a prehistoric fish. It disappeared about ten thousand years ago, then they caught one off the coast of Madagascar. Coelacanth.\\
-Volkswagen commercial (the mechanics are talking about a full-sized spare tire).


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* Two mechanics in a Volkswagen commercial discus this when they find a full-sized spare tire in the trunk of a Jetta. One of them even mentions the coelacanth.
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25th Oct '16 7:12:34 PM PaulA
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* Creator/CliveCussler uses this trope in ''The Mediterranean Caper'': Dirk Pitt comes into the book because he investigates sabotage on an expedition to find a rumored missing link between fish and mammal known as ''The Teaser''. Instead of looking for the fish, Pitt unravels a Nazi plot and smuggling operation. [[spoiler: He also gets his fish, but that happens so quickly when he does that it's possible to miss it.]]

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* Creator/CliveCussler uses this trope in ''The Mediterranean Caper'': [[Literature/DirkPittAdventures Dirk Pitt Pitt]] comes into the book because he investigates sabotage on an expedition to find a rumored missing link between fish and mammal known as ''The Teaser''. Instead of looking for the fish, Pitt unravels a Nazi plot and smuggling operation. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He also gets his fish, but that happens so quickly when he does that it's possible to miss it.]]
21st Oct '16 11:55:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's ''Literature/TheLostWorld'', Professor Challenger brings a pterodactyl back to civilization. It escapes while it's being shown off.

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* In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's ''Literature/TheLostWorld'', ''Literature/TheLostWorld1912'', Professor Challenger brings a pterodactyl back to civilization. It escapes while it's being shown off.
14th Sep '16 11:40:46 AM kazokuhouou
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* In ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', Samantha uses a DNA sample to [[LegoGenetics turn two chickens into dodos]].

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* In ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', Samantha uses a DNA sample to [[LegoGenetics turn two chickens into dodos]]. They end up producing a dodo egg, leading to Samantha's research on reviving a species. As of September 2016, there are now three generations of dodos: the original chickens, their son and a dodo another university revived, and the son's children.
15th Jun '16 8:21:52 AM StarTropes
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** When the mangled remains of one such dinosaur are found, Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler wonder if it might be a rediscovery like the Coelacanth. This is before they learn about John Hammond's little "science project."
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