Colorado, USA- 152 million years B.C. This episode follows a young female Diplodocus, starting with her infancy in the Late Jurassic forests where she must evade predators like the birdlike Ornitholestes. Later, as she moves out of the forests, she comes into contact with giants such as Stegosaurus and Brachiosaurus and must survive attacks from the giant predatory Allosaurus. Written by
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The depiction of Diplodocus with iguana-like spikes on its back was based on recent fossil findings showing impressions of such spikes preserved along with the bones. Post-2000 encyclopedias depict Diplodocus like this, as well. Though perhaps even this detail would become erroneous, as suggested by some recent studies made by palaeontologists. It could be that the spines didn't form a neat line over the animal's spine, but were arranged in a random pattern over its back. See more
Sometimes, when the Diplodocus open their mouths, if your eyes are sharp enough, you can see an interesting animation-glitch regarding their teeth. Their upper teeth namely "stretch" down below the line of the upper lip, and stay elongated as long as the mouth is opened. When their jaw is closed, the teeth "shrink" back to being normal-length. Oddly enough, it seems the jaw-moving animation got carried over somehow to some of their teeth. You can tell that the protruding teeth are not normal by observing correctly animated shots, like the close-up of the female Diplodocus' head at the mating scene, where the teeth stay above the line of the upper jaw. This error also appears in the Walking with Dinosaurs special The Ballad of Big Al
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Under these azure waters, lies the future continent of Europe. But now in the Late Jurassic period, all that exists here are a few scattered islands.
Spin-off Dinosaur World