Talk:87: Velociraptors

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Revision as of 19:53, 15 April 2019 by (talk) (Changing Utahraptor to Deinonychus. Utahraptor was much larger, and Deinonychus was the actual dinosaur that the movie's "Velociraptor" was based on. They changed the name because it sounded cooler and was easier to say.)
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I know the knowledge of dinosaurs is growing and changing daily. Was it widely understood that Velociraptors were feathers back in the early 1990s? Tryc (talk) 17:33, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Nope. The confirmation came quite later.

Wikipedia: In 2007, paleontologists reported the discovery of quill knobs on a well-preserved Velociraptor mongoliensis forearm from Mongolia, confirming the presence of feathers in this species. SaMa (talk) 13:31, 20 June 2013 (UTC)we

However, the size of the velociraptor was well known when the book and the film were produced. The dinosaurs in the film are similar to Deinonychus in size. Deinonychus was also feathered. HNY 00:32, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Want to feel old? This comic was released closer to the premiere of Jurassic Park than to today. 07:36, 14 August 2018 (UTC)