With all the hype surrounding the release of Jurassic World, we thought we would share with you what the real facts of the dinosaurs actually were. As you may know, some of the dinosaurs featured in the films were actually in accurate.
Thanks to this interactive piece on Jurassic Facts, it helps you understand in more detail the actual size, weight, discovery and more about seven chosen dinosaurs.
What features have been hugely exaggerated by the Jurassic World movie, we hear you ask?
Firstly, the Dilophosaurus species was actually much smaller than the version shown in Jurassic World. The Jurassic version had a neck frill and spat blinding venom, but neither of these characteristics were actually shared with the real animal.
Velociraptor were nothing like the dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park film – those were modelled on the Deinonychus species. The real Velociraptor was covered in fine feathers and measured about half the size.
There’s no such thing as a ‘Pterodactyl’, and it isn’t a dinosaur. It’s basically just a nickname for members of the Pterosauria group of flying reptiles, and usually refers to Pterodactylus.
In the Jurassic Park film, the Brachiosaurus nostrils were positioned on top of its head, but recent evidence shows that they were actually on its nose, just like humans.
The Triceratops on the Jurassic Park series was represented pretty accurately!
In Jurassic Park III, the Spinosaurus kills a T. rex. These two dinosaurs actually lived on two different continents at a completely different time, so who knows which one would really win a battle?
Modern understanding of dinosaurs suggests it’s highly possible that the T.Rex had feathers on some or all of its body.
You can read our detailed review of Jurassic World here.