STL Science Center

STL Science Center

19 December 2013

Popular Because It's Popular

Admittedly, almost no one would have heard of Leaellynasaura if not for its role in Walking with Dinosaurs. Since that time any bland appearing ornithopod has been in danger of being labeled Leaellynasaura. Somehow, despite all of this attention, our small dinosaur does not appear across genres very often. Its depiction in books is limited to a few books about Australia and polar dinosaurs with very few exceptions; notably Lita Judge's How Big Were Dinosaurs? shows Leaellynasaura playing with penguins in a well written children's context. A modified model appears in Zoo Tycoon clearly based on illustrations by Matt Martyniuk.

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