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Re: "Raptors", falconiforms, and popular culture
I'm sorry, this is not correct (well, except for the part about
Velociraptor being over-rated). Utahraptor is clearly at the large end of
the dromeaosaur size spectrum
By "archetypical", I meant the image of the "raptor" in the public
imagination, the type exemplified by the large dromeosaurids seen in
Jurassic Park, the Turok games, etc. Perhaps "stereotypical" would have been
better. Choice of words notwithstanding, Utahraptor is clearly closer in
size to what laypeople think of when they hear "raptor" (in the non-avian
sense, of course) than Velociraptor.
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