Saturday, November 13, 2010

What the T-Rex Really Looked Like - With FEATHERS!

Here's yet ANOTHER blow to my childhood...
Like the destroying the whole existence of the Triceratops, scientists are now theorizing that the Tyrannosaurus Rex may not have the appearance that we are all accustomed to. Like many other biped dinosaurs, they believe that the T-Rex was covered head-to-toe with feathers....
This idea isn't too far fetched since modern day birds are direct descendants from their extinct ancestors.

via buzzfeed


Anonymous said...

I think that this is correct because T.rex was a type of dinosaurs called a Coeurosaur and their all feather. Also my dad always said that Tyrannosaurus was feathered any way.

-Jack Wilkin

chet rosales said...

Thanks for your comment, your Dad is a wise man :)

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if you already caught the news, but just in case, you don't have to worry about Triceratops. If Torosaurus and Triceratops are the same species, it is Torosaurus that is going out, not Triceratops. :)
Oh, and a T. Rex fossil shows a skin print of T. Rex, showing that at least part of their body did not have feathers. note: only the underside of the tail had the skin impression, does not mean it couldn't have feathers on the upper half of its body.

chet rosales said...

Thanks for your comment... you are absolutely correct :)
The Triceratops lives on!!
watch this link of TedTalks with Jack Horner. Jump to 15:20 of the video:

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