People, this is a disgrace! images.google.co.uk/images?q=v…
There is only one accurate depiction of Velociraptor
on the first page of a Google image search for "Velociraptor". The rest are absolutely terrible!
As palaeontogaphers, we should all be concerned about this - if we take what we do seriously at all, we want people to have a reasonable idea of what prehistoric animals look like.
But don't despair, we can make a difference! Google works by links - so let's have a link-to-an-accurate-Velociraptor day on the internets. Simply link to your favourite V.
image or page using the word "Velociraptor"
in your journal , website or blog, and help bring the popular image of V.
(and by extension prehistoric animals) more into line with the science.
Here's a nice page at Scott Hartman's SkeletalDrawing.com that I plan to link to a few times: www.skeletaldrawing.com/veloci…
, tomorrow, the (palaeo)world!