You know what annoys me? (Dinosaur rant)
How people group all dinosaurs as hailing from the “Jurassic” period.
You know where Tyrannosaurus Rex came from? Cretaceous.
Velociraptor (which is actually small, about the size of a turkey)? Cretaceous.
Utahraptor (what we actually picture when we hear “raptor”)? Cretaceous.
Parasaurolophus (Ducky from Land Before Time)? Cretaceous.
You know which dinosaurs DID come from the Jurassic period? Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Plesiosaurus and Apatosaurus (Little Foot, or better known as Brontosaurus).
So when an advertisement for a video game shows a screen shot of a T-Rex fighting a Triceratops and says, “Immerse yourself in a 3D Jurassic world!” they need to stfu and stop misinforming people. They should just group it as, “the period of the dinosaurs.”
I know just saying “Jurassic” is more convenient, but would saying that lions, kangaroos and mane wolves all lived in the same place for convenience be an acceptable practice? No, it wouldn’t be.
edit: Please excuse any and all spelling errors. I’m not an expert, these are just things I remembered from when I was a kid obsessed with dinosaurs, and expanded on =3
A potential new species of Iguanodon found
Fukui prefecture’s Dinosaur Museum announced that they found a type of Iguanodon fossils excavated from the Early Cretaceous stratum of about 120 million years ago. The excavation had begun last July in in Katsuyama city.
According to the research carried out by the museum, the nine well preserved fossils including lower jaw, hip, and tail bones found belong to one dinosaur judging from the placement. Its total length of this plant eating dinosaur is estimated to be about 5 meters. The tail part has what looks like a bite mark of a carnivorous dinosaur. The fossils are similar to Fukuisaurus, another type of Iguanodon found earlier in Fukui. The experts believe the fossils potentially belong to a new species as the shape and width of the jaw bones are different.
Source: NHK news on 4/23/2011 (04:53)
I’m sure this is an exciting find for dinosaur fans. Here’s the Fukui Dinosaur Museum’s website. The image below is the excavation site in Fukui.
Curious what they might have looked like?
The above image taken from www.rareresource.com.