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wait, hold up...archen was based on a velociraptor?

#1YoyokuKOPosted 1/31/2013 1:50:58 AM
velociraptor had feathers?!
what, my childhood!!!
#2RoobitysuPosted 1/31/2013 1:53:23 AM
No, but yes.

As in no, Archen is based on archeopteryx.

But yes, it is now widely believed that a wide range of dinosaurs had feather, including raptors.
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#3RoobitysuPosted 1/31/2013 1:53:37 AM
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#4beebarbPosted 1/31/2013 1:55:48 AM
YoyokuKO posted...
velociraptor had feathers?!
what, my childhood!!!


Not a Velociraptor, a particular prehistoric creature. I forget the name (curse my imperfect memory!).
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#5TheGaijinPosted 1/31/2013 1:56:07 AM
YoyokuKO posted...
velociraptor had feathers?!
what, my childhood!!!


Yes they did have feathers
Jurassic Park was wrong sorry :(
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#6SandaanPosted 1/31/2013 2:41:06 AM
Archen and Archeops are supposed to be based on the Archaeopteryx. If you look at Combusken and Blaziken though, they kind of resemble feathered dinosaurs before the dinosaurs evolved into birds so in case of the Torchic line, it was kind of a reverse evolution
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#7X_Roxas_XPosted 1/31/2013 3:46:33 AM
TheGaijin posted...
YoyokuKO posted...
velociraptor had feathers?!
what, my childhood!!!


Yes they did have feathers
Jurassic Park was wrong sorry :(


Velociraptors are actually also much smaller than in Jurassic Park. The raptors in Jurassic Park are actually loosely based off the then then-recently discovered Utahraptor. Velociraptors were roughly the size of a chicken.

This is a modern depiction of what we now know Velociraptor to look like: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c2/Velociraptor_BW.jpg

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#8HulkkisPosted 1/31/2013 4:16:09 AM
well damn. The more you know...
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