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 egg-laying method of Diplodocus- depositing eggs through a long fleshy ovipositor- as portrayed in this episode is not supported by fossil evidence. However, sauropods like Diplodocus were too heavy to crouch while laying eggs, and dropping eggs from several meters high would surely damage them. Thus, it's not unlikely an ovipositor-like appendage existed. The filmmakers based the concept on turtles, which also use a short ovipositor to deposit eggs. See more
Leaves and branches lay about on the forest ground, as the Diplodocus hatchlings make their way into the woods. By doing so, their feet disturb the branches. The problem is that the branches and leaves that get disturbed are not under their feet but are in fact several feet away from the animals - they are apparently disturbed by nothing, and this makes us believe that the young computer generated Sauropods were animated in the wrong place. See more
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.
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