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Re: Jurassic Park 2
>One quick question -- could anyone tell whether the two-toed hatchling
>prints in the film were meant to be those of "Raptors" or the mistakenly
>two-toed Gallimimi? The latter, I would assume -- except that I understood
>that the original design of the animal *did* have the proper number of toes,
>but when they were modelled over ostriches for the CGI sequence, they were
>accidentally "maimed" by the animators. Any theories?
No need for theories here - just read the book! It is the raptors which
are breeding. (In fact, in the novel, only a few of the taxa had frog DNA
incorporated into their genomes, so only those particular ones
(Velociraptor, Procompsognathus, and one or two ornithopods - can't
remember off hand).
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist Phone: 703-648-5280
U.S. Geological Survey FAX: 703-648-5420
Branch of Paleontology & Stratigraphy
MS 970 National Center
Reston, VA 22092