So this guy looks fairly terrifying, but then most dinosaurs look fairly terrifying. What sets Sinornithosaurus apart? Well, it’s the only species of dino known to be poisonous. Apparently these little punks had a habit swooping down out of trees and biting their prey in the back of the neck. Nice.
Of course Jurassic Park fans will recall the series has already had a venomous dinosaur — those ruffled necked guys that killed Newman in the first movie. Well, turns out the makers of Jurassic Park straight up fabricated that s–t. There’s no evidence that the dino that killed Newman, Dilophosaurus, spat poison or had neck ruffles.
I can see why they did it. A poisonous dinosaur is an awesome idea, and hey, guess what, now there’s a dino we actually know was poisonous, so no more fudging stuff for Jurassic Park 4 guys.
That’s right, there’s now a dinosaur that’s a cross between a T-Rex and a raptor. I’m fairly certain a team of marketers and toy designers must have travelled back in time and planted the fossils for this thing, because it’s just too perfect.
So yeah, basically Raptorex is the size of a large raptor, but has all the features and characteristics of a T-Rex. There’s a pretty good chance the discovery of this dino was the entire reason they decided to make a new Jurassic Park in the first place.