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Jurassic Park 4 - new dinosaur, no feathers
'Jurassic Park IV' to Feature New Terrifying Dinosaur
"Jurassic Park IV" will debut a never-before-seen deadly dinosaur. Having
been serving on the franchise as the dino advisor, Jack Horner confirms
the news to USA Today. "I can't actually tell you who that will be. But
you'll want to keep the lights on after you see this movie," the
Scientists' feathers ruffled over Jurassic Park 4 dinos
Palaeontologists are "pissed off" that the dinosaurs in the upcoming
Jurassic Park film will not have feathers.
Evidence has been piling up since the first Jurassic Park film came out in
1993 that many dinosaurs were in fact feathered, New Scientist reports.
However the director of the fourth installment of the films, Colin
Trevorrow last month tweeted: "No feathers. #JP4".
While dinosaurs have long been depicted as leathery-skinned lizards,
evidence points to many dinosaurs, including velociraptors and some
tyrannosaurs, having feathers adorning their bodies.
Palaeontologist and film consultant Mark Wilton said he would be
disappointed if filmmakers had decided against putting feathers on the
Palaeontologist Darren Naish, from the University of Southampton, UK,
"I'm pissed off by a disregard for knowledge," Naish told New Scientist.
"It helps perpetuate the notion that dinosaurs were all scaly dragons,
alien and unlike modern animals."
The tweet is all Trevorrow has said on the issue, and Wilton hopes he was
simply testing the waters to see what reaction featherless-dinosaurs would
get with fans of the franchise.