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STL Science Center
11 July 2013
Happy to Visit
Juravenator, while not the most popular dinosaur, has made its presence known in video games, which is something of a marvel these days. I have never personally heard of this game until today, somehow, but it looks as though it would be pretty nifty and dinosaur-iffic. The only drawback I really see is that it looks a little slow paced, but that could just be the way it was being played. Juravenator also appears in a few dinosaur books, such as the Princeton Field Guide by Paul, where fishing is indicated as part of diet (we never mentioned that this week!), and Feathered Dinosaurs: The Origin of Birds by John Long. A very nifty illustration of Juravenator is also present in Martyniuk's Field Guide to Mesozoic Birds and Other Winged Dinosaurs; though there is not an entry on Juravenator itself, this wonderful piece appears in the opening chapter of text. I do not think I have mentioned that book much, but as a bird and dinosaur lover I have to say I really enjoy the "field guide-ness" of the book and that his style of illustration is pretty refreshing compared to many other illustrators out there that seem to emulate each other here and there.