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djgordy
833553.  Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:32 am Reply with quote

Easy peasy question*: why wouldn't you have expected to see these stars of the film "Jurassic Park" in a real Jurassic Park?

Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops, Galliminus, Parasaurolophus.

Easy answer, they didn't evolve until the Cretaceous.

*Even A. Davies should get this right, though probably not J. Vegas.

 
Zebra57
833772.  Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:15 pm Reply with quote

If the topic was extended it could include the Jurassic Coast in Southern England.

 
djgordy
833811.  Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:43 am Reply with quote

Peter Jurasik, who played Londo Mollari, by far the best character, in Babylon 5.

 
Posital
833822.  Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:13 am Reply with quote

Zebra57 wrote:
If the topic was extended it could include the Jurassic Coast in Southern England.
Ooo - yes - I want to visit the fossil forest just to the left of Lulworth Cove...

 
mckeonj
833841.  Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:48 am Reply with quote

We cannot leave the Jurassic Coast without mentioning Mary Anning.
"She sells sea shells,
"On the sea shore."

 
Zebra57
834021.  Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:33 pm Reply with quote

The Jurassic Age saw the mass extinction of nearly 50% of all species known to be living at the time. It was named after the limestone rich Jura Mountains in Europe.

The Jurassic saw the break up of the super-continent of Pangea and the extinctions created ecological niches for the dawn of the dinosaurs.

 
HumanToast
870126.  Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:41 am Reply with quote

5 recorded mass extinctions have occuried in Earth's history. The largest was the Permian Extinction which was 90% of all life became extinct. Permian, Triassic, Jurassic, KT, Ice Age(not sure on the Ice Age and I can't check my books just yet).

 
Zebra57
870264.  Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:21 pm Reply with quote

1. End Ordovician
2. Late Devonian
3. End Permian
4. End Triassic
5. End Cretaceous

These are the often quoted periods when mass extinctions occurred. However it depends on the definition of mass extinction. Some researchers would add:

Precambrian, Cambrian, Jurassic and Holocene to the list.

 
Starfish13
870482.  Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:18 am Reply with quote

The Ice Age extinction is usually referred to as the Quaternary extinction event (Pleistocene-Holocene boundary), and is characterised by the loss of a mumber of magafauna species. However it is believed that the extinction event is still ongoing, referred to as the holocene extinction or occasionally as the sixth extinction, and may be part of the Quaternary extinction event resulting in the change from geological time scales.

 
HumanToast
870672.  Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:28 am Reply with quote

Zebra57 wrote:
1. End Ordovician
2. Late Devonian
3. End Permian
4. End Triassic
5. End Cretaceous

These are the often quoted periods when mass extinctions occurred. However it depends on the definition of mass extinction. Some researchers would add:

Precambrian, Cambrian, Jurassic and Holocene to the list.


Thank you for clearing that up for me. I do believe that the definition of a mass extinction is the extinction of over 20% of the planets biodiversity. Of course 99.99999% of all species that have ever lived are now extinct.

 
gerontius grumpus
871696.  Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:04 pm Reply with quote

A lot of the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park were not Jurassic, it would have been more accurate to call it Cretaceous Park.

 
djgordy
871804.  Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:11 am Reply with quote

djgordy wrote:
Easy peasy question*: why wouldn't you have expected to see these stars of the film "Jurassic Park" in a real Jurassic Park?

Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops, Galliminus, Parasaurolophus.

Easy answer, they didn't evolve until the Cretaceous.


gerontius grumpus wrote:
A lot of the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park were not Jurassic, it would have been more accurate to call it Cretaceous Park.


Do try and keep up.

 
HumanToast
871868.  Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:12 am Reply with quote

Why do people always bring the name of the Park up? Jurassic Park sounds good. It has nothing to do with the animals in the zoo.

 
PDR
871870.  Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:34 am Reply with quote

djgordy wrote:
Peter Jurasik, who played Londo Mollari, by far the best character, in Babylon 5.



In Valen's name! How can you say such a thing? Leneer was a FAR more interesting character, and was much better at motorcycle maintenance.

PDR

 
Bondee
871955.  Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:11 pm Reply with quote

HumanToast wrote:
Why do people always bring the name of the Park up? Jurassic Park sounds good. It has nothing to do with the animals in the zoo.


Welcome to the world of QI!
; )

 

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