STL Science Center

STL Science Center

17 September 2012

Behind the Scenes with Bambiraptor

Bambiraptor is behind the scenes in most documentaries. Once in a great while it will pop out without any warning or explanation as a nondescript feathered dinosaur in the background or in a trailer, but it is never discussed in depth in the course of a documentary. In part this is sad, mostly because it is an interesting dinosaur regardless of the debates about feathers and its placement in the family of Dromaeosaurs. Part of why it is not featured is more than likely on account of how little we do know about the animal. The skeletons we have have given us a lot of information, but there is a lot more to collect and there is the issue of feather evidence. Once there is a little more evidence for feathering there may very well be more documentaries in the future, but not for a while it seems.

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