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Episode 394: Jurassic World Dominion vs Prehistoric Planet


Episode 394: Jurassic World Dominion vs Prehistoric Planet. We discover how effectively 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 enamel 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 enamel, 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 previous)
  • Limb bones had been discovered jutting out a hillside in 2013
  • Two enamel 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 gradual to reasonable development price
  • About 15 million years older than different recognized North American tyrannosauroids
  • Lived alongside Deinonychus, the allosauroid Siats, pterosaurs, crocodilians, turtles, amphibians, fish, and mammals

Enjoyable Reality:

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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