Deinonychus is rumored to be in Jurassic Park IV.
- Yes, but every dinosaur is rumoured to appear in Jurassic Park IV. MismeretMonk 08:42, May 28, 2010 (UTC)
There is plenty of proof that the movie and game Velociraptors are in reality misclassified Deinonychuses. It is better that the information about these animals is shown here. MismeretMonk 08:42, May 28, 2010 (UTC)
[trust me , its better if the information stays on velociraptor because they were velociraptors in the movies . thats why im changing this page to the way it was User:Lozzy.94
- He Lozzy, "trust me" and "the information stays on velociraptor because they were velociraptors" is hardly a good reason to change my edit. Besides, I've made a lot of edit to the Velociraptor article (it was a REAL MESS, I've never seen anything that bad). You could a least have cared to copy-past the info back to the Velociraptor article. :)
I still think it's best that the info about the Velociraptors from the movie and games is tranfered to the Deinonychus article. I don't ask you just to trust me. Please read this:
At the time Michael Crichton wrote the first novel Deinonychus was included in the Velociraptor genus. The type-species Deinonychus antirrhopus was sometimes called Velociraptor antirrhopus. This reclassification is mentioned by Alan Grant in the first novel:
"Although Deinonychus is now considered one of the Velociraptors..."
- Because Deinonychus was classified as a Velociraptor the raptors from the three films were based more on Deinonychus than Velociraptor, prbably because Deinonychus was much larger and thus more dangerous.
- Since these 'Velociraptors' from the films are so much bigger than the real animal it is suspected they actually were genetically altered Deinonychus called Velociraptors.
- Either that or that gene splicing with their larger relative Deinonychus occurred, causing them to grow much larger and look more like Deinonychus; in which case they are more Deinonychuses with some Velociraptor characteristics than the other way.
Either way, these raptors are NOT Velociraptors, they're only called like that, nothing more. MismeretMonk 18:46, May 29, 2010 (UTC)