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Episode 394: Jurassic World Dominion vs Prehistoric Planet


    Episode 394: Jurassic World Dominion vs Prehistoric Planet. We discover how properly the dinosaurs in each Jurassic World Dominion and Prehistoric Planet match our present scientific understanding.

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    The dinosaur of the day: Moros

    • Tyrannosauroid that lived within the Late Cretaceous in what’s now Utah, U.S. (Cedar Mountain Formation)
    • Appeared like a small theropod, walked on two legs, had sharp tooth and feathers
    • Talked about in episode 223, as a information merchandise, when it was first named
    • See Moros in Jurassic World: Dominion preview, throughout a flashback to the Cretaceous, the place it’s consuming rotten flesh caught in Giganotosaurus tooth, and in JWD as a quick cameo in BioSyn
    • Depicted as feathered in Jurassic World: Dominion
    • Kind species is Moros intrepidus
    • Genus identify is Greek for “the embodiment of impending doom, in reference to the institution of the Cretaceous tyrannosauroid lineage in North America”
    • Species identify means “intrepid” in Latin, and refers to it most likely being an early arrival from Asia
    • Named in 2019 by Lindsay Zanno and others
    • Fossils discovered embody an entire proper leg and elements of the foot, from a subadult (about 6 or 7 years outdated)
    • Limb bones had been discovered jutting out a hillside in 2013
    • Two tooth discovered close by, most likely from Moros
    • Estimated to weigh 172 lb (78 kg)
    • Leg was about 4 ft (1.2 m) lengthy
    • In all probability was fast and nimble
    • Had slender foot bones, which had been related in proportion to ornithomimids
    • Had a slender tibia, longer than the femur
    • Light-weight and had superior sensory capabilities
    • Carnivorous, and will have run down prey, and stayed away from bigger predators
    • Had a sluggish to average development fee
    • About 15 million years older than different identified North American tyrannosauroids
    • Lived alongside Deinonychus, the allosauroid Siats, pterosaurs, crocodilians, turtles, amphibians, fish, and mammals

    Enjoyable Truth:

    The most important carnivore in all of Earth’s historical past is neither T. rex nor Giganotosaurus, it’s the blue whale.

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