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RE: Dinosaur Revolution: Anatomical Nitpicking



Was Allosaurus's lower jaw so much longer than the top one as shown in the 
show? Sorry for the non-technical terminology :)

---- "Thomas R. Holtz wrote: 
> > From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> > On Behalf Of Sim Koning
> >
> >       I noticed that some of the theropods in the show seem 
> > to be missing the pterygoid posterior muscle as well as the 
> > depressor mandibulae. Others have noticed this as well. I was 
> > just wondering if it was deliberate (artistic license) or 
> > just something that slipped through the cracks.
> 
> I'll let Krentz answer that one.
> 
> > BTW I thought the 2nd episode was pretty good. It felt like 
> > an animated/life action version of 'Age of The Reptiles', 
> > which was a comic series I very much enjoyed when I was a kid.
> 
> The comparison is 100% on: Richard Delgado was on the show from the 
> beginning, and "Age of Reptiles" was very much an inspiration
> for it. (And indeed, the original intention of the show [no narration, no 
> humans, just a few captions] and original name ["Reign of
> the Dinosaurs"] would have made it even closer.)
> 
> By the way, got the word from the producer this morning: out of respect for 
> the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the
> Discovery Channel is going to not show episodes 3 (a mixture of many short 
> stories) and episode 4 (the Hell Creek community up
> through the first few weeks/months of the Paleogene) until a later date. I 
> will let the list know what that date is when it is
> announced.
> 
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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