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The Valley of Gwangi (1969) Poster

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Character error 

The creature Bromley refers to as a pterodactyl is actually a pteranodon. Pterodactyls did not have crests on their heads.
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Continuity 

When Lope's shirt is torn, the rip changes sides several times.
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The pterodactyl picks Lope up by his shoulders, but when T.J. is cleaning his wounds there are several claw marks down his right side and none on his shoulders.
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The first bite marks Gwangi leaves on the styracosaurus disappear in later shots.
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When the spectators flee from the arena, one ticket booth is knocked over, leaving the open side facing up. In later shots a closed side faces up, and still later this same booth disappears completely.
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Errors in geography 

Early on, young Lope tells Tuck Kirby that the arena is two miles outside of the town. This is confirmed by Tuck encountering Professor Bromley's paleontological digs in open desert during his return from his first visit to it. However, at the film's climax the arena is clearly within the town.
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Miscellaneous 

When Gwangi is chasing the cowboys out of the valley through the rock pass, one person falls off his horse twice.
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Revealing mistakes 

Gwangi's apparent color changes several times over the course of the movie because there was so much animation to do that Harryhausen did not have enough time to do proper color testing.
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