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Science Ruined Dinosaurs! by Monster-Man-08 Science Ruined Dinosaurs! by Monster-Man-08
A look back at some of the stranger (mis)interpretations of prehistoric beasts. Kinda makes you wonder how they'll look in 50, 100, even 200 years...
Source for Dollo's bizarre jaw reconstruction.
(Dr. David Norman's The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs)

EDIT: Well this is one heck of a coincidence. 50 years from now, feathers might be considered standard for dinosaurs.


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:iconyukyuuzan911:
Yukyuuzan911 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018
The Bond's stegosaurus looks like a pangolin
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:iconfilia-secunda:
Filia-Secunda Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018
I'm favoriting now that I know you don't mean the title. :D
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:iconethantavitas:
EthanTavitas Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Student Artist
Maybe there dinosaurs like that on other solar systems.
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:iconplaguefathernurgle:
PlagueFatherNurgle Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017
What reasoning did Bidar have to imagine a semi aquatic compsognathus?
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:iconshethetde:
SheTheTDE Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Why cant we have both?
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:iconatlantis536:
Atlantis536 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Elasmosaurus and Pterodactylus are not dinosaurs.
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
Well, that's not really the point. To quote the artist: "the title is a playful jab at the typical knee-jerk reaction when it's pointed out certain dinosaurs had feathers or weren't super-smart or whatever, as if SCIENCE was arbitrarily changing the facts because it could. "Prehistory" doesn't quite scream "my childhood" as much as "dinosaurs".

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Science Ruined Dinosaurs Again! by Monster-Man-08
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:iconworkowatywilczek:
WorkowatyWilczek Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really good draw
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:icondracoman99:
Dracoman99 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
Somewhere in a alternative universe where they actually look like that
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:iconterriblyjadedgamer:
TerriblyJadedGamer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the "flying squirrel" pterasaur. Awesome job!
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:iconceratopsia:
Ceratopsia Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2016  Student General Artist
Dollo's Iguanodon though... brrrr....
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:iconkeehsay:
Keehsay Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
these were really inaccurate. Bur sure, everyone says the dienosurs from the scientific papers are accurate! logic?????

WATCH JP1!!1!11 and wwd!!11111!! T_REX RULEZ!!!!!1!1111
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:iconlordgojira:
LordGojira Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ironically, while they don't look anywhere near as accurate, they look so much more strange and full of wonder this way :XD:. Someone should at least use these older concepts for creature inspiration.
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:iconlediblock2:
Lediblock2 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
I know, right? The world needs more people who appreciate these versions.
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:iconlordgojira:
LordGojira Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
2423269999 Hes20right20you20know Answer 1 Xlarge by LordGojira
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MythicalRaptor3 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
These would make great Greek Legends!
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
Thought Hermann was right about the pterosaur 'fur' thing
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:iconyutyrannusrex:
YutyrannusRex Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
He was, but they are actually unique structures, not fur or feathers.
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DovahkiinHU3BR Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
So what are these structures?
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YutyrannusRex Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Pycnofibers. They were a little like hair and a little like feathers. They were all over the body, to most likely to provide insulation.
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DovahkiinHU3BR Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
Are there major differences between feathers and hair in chemical composition?
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:iconyutyrannusrex:
YutyrannusRex Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I really honestly have no idea.
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:icondovahkiinhu3br:
DovahkiinHU3BR Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Thanks anyway.
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016
Really ? Very interesting :o
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:icondinoboygreen:
dinoboygreen Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So people in the 1800's thought that Iguanodon had a tongue goatee? I'm debating if that's awesome or awful. It's awesful.
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Magnolia667 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
What about the wonderfully bizarre tripod stegosaurus images.mentalfloss.com/sites/d… or sprawled-legged diplodocus images.mentalfloss.com/sites/d…
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
They're magnificent !! :o
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Crash-the-Megaraptor Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still not quite as insane as the gliding ankylosaur. Yes, apparantly that was a thing.
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ThaRandomAnchiornis1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Why is it that These Misinterpretations are long gone from Pop culture while The Scaly Raptors and Crap are still around? it is just not fair 
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
Because the public likes ferocious, odd\alien looking badass creatures; ''things''.
Public doesn't care about accuracy... :p

However;
I personally I like the 'modern' recontructions of the extinct animals.
But; we all have to agree that the age we live in is the ''' monsters & teeth ''' age;
not the ''' adorableness, cute & cuddly looking animals ''' age :no:
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ThaRandomAnchiornis1 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
this Public sure sounds biased and mean spirited and pathetic

why do They even pretend to care about Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals if all They want is crappy alien monsters?

I swear We live in a pathetic age overrun by biased popcorn eating fools who only want mindless destruction and scary monsters

We need to enter a Golden age of Adorableness, Cute and Cuddly looking Animals Age where Science and Progress are loved and respected
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:iconlordgojira:
LordGojira Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
"We need to enter a Golden age of Adorableness, Cute and Cuddly looking Animals Age where Science and Progress are loved and respected"

So you want films with no thrills, excitement, or even a speck of violence. Cool, you're officially a hippy :iconlooolplz:.
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:icontharandomanchiornis1:
ThaRandomAnchiornis1 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2016
Giant Dinosaurs should retire from Pop culture and let Small Dinosaurs rein supreme as Kings and Queens of Pop culture

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magyaros… 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zalmoxes 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Struthio… 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yinlong 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psittaco… 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinosaur… 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinfengo… 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuvuuia 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microrap…
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masiakas… 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caudipte… 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruitade… 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Othnielo… 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypsilop… 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchiorn… 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stegocer… 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limusaur… 

all of these Small Dinosaurs are AWESOME and deserve to be featured in Pop culture nowadays instead of the Giant Ones

this is the Year 2016, it is time for a change for the better for the sake of Paleo Fans

Dinosaurs and other Prehistoric Animals do not need to be giants in order to be impressive or interesting because They are already really unique and interesting animals on their own

there needs to be a new Era of Tiny Dinosaurs ruling over Pop culture dominating over Movies, Toys, Books, Cartoons, Live Action and Video Games

LONG LIVE SOME OF THE TINIEST ANIMALS TO HAVE EVER EXISTED! LONG LIVE THE TINY DINOSAURS!

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:iconlordgojira:
LordGojira Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, this shit right here: "Dinosaurs and other Prehistoric Animals do not need to be giants in order to be impressive or interesting because They are already really unique and interesting animals on their own"
Being giants has nothing to do with it man. Dinosaurs are impressive and interesting to the public because they're extinct creatures with a lot of mystery behind their biology. If what you're saying about the public is true about them only being interested in Dinosarus because they're giant then clearly, you haven't been paying attention AT ALL to the popularity of the Compy jurassicpark.wikia.com/wiki/Co… and Troodon jurassicpark.wikia.com/wiki/Tr… .
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:iconlordgojira:
LordGojira Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So basically, you replied with something that has nothing to do with the initial point (again); good to know you haven't changed a bit :iconfacepalmplz:.
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grisador Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
Well... You actually explained the public's behaviour all in your comment. :nod:


Considering we still have no shuttles go to moon or mars; also almost no (mostly) detailed paleontology extractions other than North America; the age of science seems extremely far... Too far... :no:

(Sorry for my late reply; reason is my final exams)
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:icontharandomanchiornis1:
ThaRandomAnchiornis1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
Science and Progress need way more respect
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
Very Indeed but considering many people still believe earth is flat...

Progress shall come slowly... Too much slowly :(
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:icontharandomanchiornis1:
ThaRandomAnchiornis1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
You know the mere idea that so many people still believe in such outdated nonsense like the earth being flat is proof of how cowardly and stupid and just backwards Society is 
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Flat Earth ? Oh man... You heard the Jeranism... Didn't you ?! :o

m.youtube.com/channel/UCS_FY5m…


Well; at least you can endure your own society; there are FAR more worse societies out there... Just look at my country :B

There are still people who believe earth made in 7 days... Seven damn days...
Also there actually are people who are still don't believe in evolution...
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StephensonofTikhon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Because there is an exoticism to Scaly Raptors and Crap, those depictions look really nothing like any living animal today, and hardly like modern reptiles. The mere image of a bipedal reptile is pretty striking and alien. Now with feathers they just look like ostriches, turkeys, roadrunners, pigeons etc. Nothing uncommon to our day.
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ThaRandomAnchiornis1 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
Creatures that look like Birds but with toothy snouts instead of beaks, clawed wings and long tails seem pretty striking and unique to Me
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:iconelsqiubbonator:
Because featherd raptors, much as many of us hate to admit it, are a very recent (as in post-1990s) phenomenon. They haven't had enough time to sink into pop-consciousness.
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:icontharandomanchiornis1:
ThaRandomAnchiornis1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
We need something to help accelerate the sinking in of feathered raptors into the consciousness of pop culture
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ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
The problem is, every work of fiction involving dinosaurs is almost inevitably compared to Jurassic Park. It's the yardstick for the genre. What we need is a new book or movie that reaches just as many people--and I mean regular people, not just paleo-nerds--as Jurassic Park, is based around contemporary science, and becomes the new standard for the way dinosaurs are portrayed. But no one wants to do that, because the shadow cast by Jurassic Park is just too long.
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ThaRandomAnchiornis1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
the problem is that nobody wants to put the effort into making a new movie/book that can be popular enough to become the new better standard of how dinosaurs are portrayed in pop culture
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:iconlediblock2:
Lediblock2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
You literally just repeated what ElSquib said.
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TiarnanDominusAdonai Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Trust an artist like us to pursue that goal: to make those very same movies. They may just happen someday. Keep the faith.

- Take care, Beannacht De Duit
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ThaRandomAnchiornis1 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
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acepredator Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Somebody apparently thought Stegosaurus could use its plates to saw through its would-be predators (as if that tail wasn't enough...)
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