T. rex might not have been fluffy, after all
It turns out Tyrannosaurus rex may have not had a soft side, after all.
While the idea of the fluffy T. rex has been floating around for some time now, a new study published Wednesday in the journal Biology Letters suggests it had “scaly, reptilian-like skin.”
Researchers used skin impressions from a T. rex skeleton collected in Montana and compared them to impressions of other skeletons found over the years, all coming from various places on a T. rex body.
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Scientists compared changes in skin impressions and body size, and deduced that the most notorious (and horniest?) dinosaur may have lost their feathers as they evolved and no longer needed them for warmth. Read more…More about Science, Dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus Rex, T. Rex, and Science
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