If you try to tell me Jurassic Park’s raptors were bigger than actual raptors then you and I are not cool, because those raptors were Deinonychus, which were classified at the time of Jurassic Park under the species name Velociraptor Antirrhopus, and despite being reclassified as Deinonychus Antirrhopus, remains a part of the Velociraptorine Subfamily.
The smaller raptors that are generally associated with the name Velociraptor is actually Velociraptor Mongoliensis, which stand around three feet tall. The raptors seen in the movie, which have just as much claim to the title “Velociraptor” as the Mongoliensis, are Deinonychus, which stood around five feet tall and were similar to the portrayal of raptors in Jurassic Park
Of course, if you want to talk to me about the fact that dinosaurs are supposed to have feathers, then we can have that conversation, but it just going to end with me ranting at you about frog DNA and the fact that the understanding of dinosaur relation to birds over reptiles was limited at the time of writing, as well as the fact that the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park were meant to be genetically engineered imitations of actual dinosaurs that show people dinosaurs as they expect them rather than dinosaurs as they actually are
A new best in the field of trashfinding. I have found an official mascot for my blog.
My question to you, my good followers, is what should I name him?
Asked by engaginge
The general reason the blog is called “raptorific” is because I’ve love dinosaurs, especially Raptors, because I loved Jurassic Park growing up (and still do!) but I usually sum it up thusly:
I’ve extracted all my facebook statuses since 2009 (there’s an app) and am reading through them now. A lot of them come from before I had tumblr, but they’re stuff I would have put on tumblr if I did have it. I’m presenting these mostly without context: