“Jurassic Park” is a wonderful movie, according tomedia BGR. But the success of a movie doesn’t mean it’s necessarily reality, especially for a movie about the resurgence of dinosaurs. A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh suggests that some of the content presented by the film (and the book on which it is based) is likely to be pure fiction. In the Jurassic Park story, the concept of raptor swarmhunting is a big part of it, but the new evidence doesn’t support the idea.
In the film, raptor dinosaurs are always hordes, directed by a dominant “leader”, similar to the hierarchy of wolves. It’s fun, especially when dinosaurs started to plot and plan as a group. Unfortunately, real dinosaurs probably didn’t behave in this way.
“Raptor dinosaurs are often shown to be hunting in groups similar to wolves,” Joseph Frederickson, a paleontologist at the school, said in a statement. “However, the evidence for this behaviour is not entirely convincing. Because we can’t witness these dinosaurs hunting, we have to use indirect methods to determine their behavior in life. “
According to Frederickson, the concept of predatory organisms preying in herds has been widely accepted on the basis of little evidence. In a paper published in the journal Paleogeography, Paleoclimology, and Paleoecology, Frederickson and his team suggest that it is perhaps more likely that dinosaurs hunted in the same way as their modern close relatives received food.
Birds are usually thought to have evolved over tens of millions of years in dinosaur species, but they do not exhibit group behavior. Similarly, members of the crocodile section are not known for hunting in groups, although they sometimes attack the same animal.
The researchers believe that raptors that appear in the real world sometimes attack their prey in groups, but that doesn’t mean they’re cooperative. Similarly, they are likely to act with a “take what you need” mentality. In addition, the researchers believe that the tooth fossils of young birds of prey suggest that they were cared for and fed by their parents for a long time, rather than letting them self-destruct.