irl version. >big chicken. Movie version raptors. >Very agile, fast bipedal runners and great jumpers

irl version
>big chicken

Movie version raptors
>Very agile, fast bipedal runners and great jumpers
>High metabolism
>Highly intelligent with social structure
>Sickle claw used to disembowel stuff

Why didn't this version evolve instead? Seems like it would own everything

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think a T. rex would wipe the floor with an elephant but a big tiger or bear would totally wipe the floor with any dromaeosaur

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ah shit I used "wipe the floor" twice

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    chicken have all the traits you listed for the movie version except the claw thing.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      what are spurs?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        They jingle, jangle, jingle

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    JP was a mistake

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      It singlehandedly obliterated any discourse on dinosaurs for decades. Honestly kind of impressive.

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    There are many big raptors that evolved that were even more badass than movie raptors. It's just that less people know them because they aren't named velociraptor.

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    What is this thread about? They did evolve like that afaik.
    Or are you asking why they don't exist irl right now?
    That's because of big meteor that went boom.

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    because they liked the name more, when the reality its closer to deinonychus

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      There are many big raptors that evolved that were even more badass than movie raptors. It's just that less people know them because they aren't named velociraptor.

      I know about bigger dromaeosaurids but I doubt even Deinonychus or Utahraptors can do half the shit that the movie raptors do

      >being 500lbs+ and still jumping as high as three times their body height
      >dig under a door to get to prey
      >plan and coordinate their hunts, arrange traps, distractions, etc
      >run as fast as motorbikes

      Also
      >sickle claws are shown to be ineffective tools for disembowelment, more likely used to hang onto stuff
      >no strong evidence of cooperative hunting, more likely they would mob a big corpse the way vultures do

      I don't think the evidence points to dromaeosaurids being particularly smart or social

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I doubt even Deinonychus or Utahraptors can do half the shit that the movie raptors do
        Thats cause they probaly couldnt. JP films are no different than any other monster movie like godzilla or jaws. Which is fine, being accurates not the point of the movies. Its just annoying when dumb nerds try to push how much the movies 'embraced science' by not making them claymation swamp lizards, ignoring the fact that they regularly make shit up for the spectacle

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Prove to me that dilophosaurus did not have frills

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >missing the point this hard
          Dilophosaurus had frills and poison because the theme of the novel was that Ingen was playing with forces they did not understand and could not predict, and they thought they'd be getting a safe medium sized carnivore (as the fossil evidence would indicate) but instead they got a nocturnal nightmare that should never have been released into the park.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >no strong evidence of cooperative hunting

        You sure about that?

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not in the case of Velociraptor. Deinonychus does have it tho

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >using documentary CGI to support your claim
          This is like when Dr. Grant said they were birdlike because they have bird in their scientific name. You can't back up your manmade argument with manmade evidence.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            >You can't back up your manmade argument with manmade evidence.

            Hehe.

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              What

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                bot post dw abt it

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        A tiger of that weight would be able to make that jump no problem.

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Movie version
    >Very agile, fast bipedal runners and great jumpers
    >High metabolism
    >Highly intelligent with social structure
    so a big chicken essentially

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      do chickens employ group hunting tactics?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        well, they forage as a group and have calls for each other that signal the presence of food. They don't really hunt per se, aside from the occasional insect, small reptile or mammal

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Seagulls do. In some places they've learned to distinguish between locals and tourists based on body language and target the latter knowing they're an easier mark. They're also known to employ distraction techniques where one will perform a dance in front of an unsuspecting tourist while another targets them from behind and attempts to steal their food.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes.

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because the goal of life is to survive long enough to reproduce. Not to engage in epic battles

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Being a killing machine would guarantee survival and reproduction

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Clearly not enough to be selected for in the case of Velociraptor

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Clearly not enough to be selected for in the case of Velociraptor

        But jokes aside. Didn't Velociraptor live in a desert where most dinosaurs were about that size? maybe it was a lack of food that made everyone smaller

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Chicken are pretty fricking wild and would definetly be a threat if they werent so small and had teeth and claws.

        Maybe in a movie world, but not in the real world where a single cut can lead to a nasty infection and death

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          weird that all these predators today exist although there are infections coming from cuts n stuff

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            How many of them "engage in epic battles" with other predators?

            Just sloth bears/tigers. And even then, the tigers try to avoid fighting if they can and the sloth bears are doing it because the alternative is surprise murder by tiger.

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              wait

              who said they are engaging in epic battles?
              that'd be dumb af

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                >wait
                >who said they are engaging in epic battles?
                >that'd be dumb a-ACK

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        didn't help hitler, elliot rodgers to mention a few

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      IT'S NOT FAIR

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Big chickens would basically be ostrich/emu/moa

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Movie version raptors still describes chickens IDORT.

  11. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    It did.

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