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6th May '17 4:23:36 PM schoi30
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* Sloths are always climbing trees, hanging upside down from branches, and sleeping. This is, of course, TruthInTelevision.

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* Sloths are always climbing trees, hanging upside down upside-down from branches, and sleeping.branches. This is, of course, TruthInTelevision.
6th May '17 4:20:48 PM schoi30
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* Sloths are always hanging upside down. This is, of course, TruthInTelevision.

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* Sloths are always climbing trees, hanging upside down.down from branches, and sleeping. This is, of course, TruthInTelevision.
6th May '17 4:17:31 PM schoi30
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* ''Sarcosuchus'' is always attacking ''Suchomimus'' or ''Spinosaurus'' (or, in educational works, ''Ouranosaurus'') and dragging them to their doom.

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* ''Sarcosuchus'' is always attacking ''Suchomimus'' or ''Spinosaurus'' ''Spinosaurus''[[note]]despite [[AnachronismStew not living at the same time as]] ''Sarcosuchus''[[/note]] (or, in educational works, ''Ouranosaurus'') and dragging them to their doom.
29th Apr '17 4:17:00 PM schoi30
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* Gazelles are always pronking.
12th Mar '17 7:04:49 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* ''Sarcosuchus'' is always attacking ''Suchomimus'' or ''Spinosaurus'' and dragging them to their doom.

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* ''Sarcosuchus'' is always attacking ''Suchomimus'' or ''Spinosaurus'' (or, in educational works, ''Ouranosaurus'') and dragging them to their doom.
11th Mar '17 9:09:16 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Octopuses are always spraying ink.

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* Octopuses are always spraying ink.ink or lurking in their caves.



* Crabs and lobsters are always pinching people.

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* Crabs and lobsters are always pinching people.people, or just crawling on the seabed.



* ''Sarcosuchus'' is always attacking ''Suchomimus'' and dragging it to its doom.

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* ''Sarcosuchus'' is always attacking ''Suchomimus'' or ''Spinosaurus'' and dragging it them to its their doom.



* Anacondas are always squeezing caimans to death.

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* Anacondas are always squeezing caimans or capybaras to death.



* Robins are always pulling earthworms from the ground.
* Woodpecker finches are always using cactus spines to spear insects in bark.

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* Robins are always pulling earthworms from the ground.
ground. And they're always [[CreatorProvincialism American Robins]].
* Woodpecker finches are finches, if they're shown at all, will always using cactus spines to spear insects in bark.



* Opossums are always hanging upside down (and are [[SmallTaxonomyPools always Virginia opossums]]). This one is actually not true in RealLife: while opossums, especially young ones, can support their weight using only their tails for a short amount of time, they can't do this for the extended periods of time they're often shown in (and certainly don't sleep in this position). They also play dead a lot.

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* Opossums are always hanging upside down (and are [[SmallTaxonomyPools always Virginia opossums]]). This one is actually not true in RealLife: while opossums, especially young ones, can support their weight using only their tails for a short amount of time, they can't do this for the extended periods of time they're often shown in (and certainly don't sleep in this position). They also play are shown playing dead a lot.lot, which is true.



* Wild horses are always galloping across the landscape.
* Rhinos are always [[RhinoRampage charging at things]], namely cars.

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* Wild (actually feral) horses are always galloping across the landscape.
landscape.
* Rhinos are always [[RhinoRampage charging at things]], namely often cars.



* Raccoons are always foraging or washing their food at bodies of water, or raiding garbage cans.

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* Raccoons are always foraging or washing their food at bodies of water, or raiding garbage cans.cans and campsites.



* Sloths are always hanging upside down.

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* Sloths are always hanging upside down. This is, of course, TruthInTelevision.



** Bats in general are always hanging upside-down somewhere.

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** Bats in general are always hanging upside-down somewhere.somewhere, or hunting insects at night.



* Mammoths and mastodons pretty much do the same things as elephants, only they get stuck in tarpits being threatened by saber-toothed cats.

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* Mammoths and mastodons pretty much do the same things as elephants, only they get stuck in tarpits being and get threatened by saber-toothed cats.
11th Mar '17 8:52:54 PM ElSquibbonator
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* There was a very common early paleoart trope, which is nowadays rarely seen, that any picture of a long-necked plesiosaur and a pliosaur, ichthyosaur or mosasaur ''must'' show one of the latter three biting through the neck of the former.

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* There was a very common early paleoart trope, which is nowadays rarely seen, that any picture of a long-necked plesiosaur and a pliosaur, ichthyosaur or mosasaur ''must'' show one of the latter three biting through the neck of the former. It's not ''completely'' gone though, since it did show up in Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs, when the Liopleurodon kills a Cryptocleidus.
13th Dec '16 3:53:59 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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Some animals (or certain groups of animals) have a tendency to be depicted in media always doing a certain activity. Cheetahs are always running, humpback whales are always breaching, and [[CockADoodleDawn roosters are always crowing at dawn]]. Can be justified when it's to highlight the most prominent characteristic of the animal, or if the animal really does spend a considerable portion of its time engaging in its stock behavior. Oftentimes, however, it leaves the impression that the species spends ''all'' of its time engaging in its stock activity and overshadows its other behaviors. See SomewhereThisIndexIsCrying if the animal doesn't actually engage in its stock behavior in RealLife, or only does so rarely.

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Some animals (or certain groups of animals) have a tendency to be depicted in media always doing a certain activity. Cheetahs are always running, humpback whales are always breaching, breaching and [[CockADoodleDawn roosters are always crowing at dawn]]. Can be justified when it's to highlight the most prominent characteristic of the animal, or if the animal really does spend a considerable portion of its time engaging in its stock behavior. Oftentimes, however, it leaves the impression that the species spends ''all'' of its time engaging in its stock activity and overshadows its other behaviors. See SomewhereThisIndexIsCrying if the animal doesn't actually engage in its stock behavior in RealLife, or only does so rarely.
13th Dec '16 1:20:43 AM Vrahno
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* In most early books on ancient life, shelled mollusks (along with other primitive creatures) would always be depicted washed ashore. It took decades until artists attempted showing them in their normal habitat.


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* ''Hylonomus'', the "first reptile", is always falling into or getting trapped in the hollow stump or trunk of an ancient, tree-like plant, because that's where most of its fossils were found.
28th Oct '16 5:07:31 PM schoi30
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** Bats in general are always hanging upside-down somewhere.
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