Post by Supersaurus on Apr 4, 2009 11:59:51 GMT -5
Please use this thread to discuss your concerns about any scientific inaccuracies or film continuity errors regarding the dinosaurs of the JP movies. Share those niggling thoughts with other fans and put your mind to rest.
One thing I've been concerned with is the size of the Stegosaurs in the Lost World. Were they really that large in real life, or just scaled up for movie purposes as the Raptors were? Does anyone have info on Stegosaur skeleton sizes?
Post by Supersaurus on Aug 30, 2009 17:57:44 GMT -5
Just share the few that bug you the most. I believe the Stegos (according from what I've read) are much larger on screen than in life? I know Speilberg likes to scale things up for max effect, but I wonder if, like the Raptors, he may be correct on the Stego's size? I'm not too sure, but I seem to remember a documentary stating that the adult Stego Skeleton's are not really fully grown, and could had gotten a little larger!
There was also a much more recent documentary discussing the spacing inbetween the dinosaurs vertebre. Apparently, many of the fossil skeletons on show in public exhibitions & museums worldwide had been mounted with their vertebre too close together. New research suggests the spinal & tail sections of many known dinosaurs should be longer, something like 10 - 15% longer.
This means dinosaurs such as the mighty Rex could actually be bigger than previously thought!
Post by yankeetrex on Aug 31, 2009 10:08:23 GMT -5
The Steg was supersized to unbelievable proportions, regular size for a steg was around 27 feet, the stegs in TLW were 40-50. They were absolutly the largest size a steg could possibly be. And to address the spino, we still have only have fragments of the skull and body, so any spinosaur size is speculative. One of the latest finds lists the skull sizze of 8 feet.
Post by Supersaurus on Aug 31, 2009 10:12:10 GMT -5
I thought a complete Spino skeleton was destroyed in a museum during the war? Also, Jack Horner believes the Spinosaur could reach 60ft easy, so the one in the movie being only 45ft could have been a younger one!