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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
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