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At last, a giant feathered tyrannosauroid!

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  • No comments on this yet, and I thought it was the finding of the month! XD




  • Just saw this on google news

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17612354
    The dinosaur, whose name translates as "beautiful feathered tyrant", shares some features with later tyrannosaurs like T.rex, but has three functional fingers (where T. rex had two) and a foot typical of other early tyrannosaur relatives.

    The discovermagazine link didnt mention anything about finger count though. still more info than the first article i read on the subject. But yes big news

    T.Rex has been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride. hollywood cementing the idea it was the perfect killer, then later assumptions revealing it may have been nothing more than a capable scavenger, then recently revealing ct scans of its skulls brain cavity indicating it was a more capable predator than previously thought (capable of detecting infrasound and better vision etc.). Now theres a chance it may have been feathery :eek: Full of surprises




  • Adam Khor wrote: »
    No comments on this yet, and I thought it was the finding of the month! XD



    No comments = denial. :D




  • Sorry Adam, you must understand putting feathers on T-Rex is destroying my child hood. As Kess said, I'm very much in denial here. :P




  • Haha ok ok I understand...:pac:


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  • I can't think of anything constructive to say really.

    Here chicky chicky.

    Polly wants his seed (or he'll bite yer head off)

    Sorry. I'll go and hide in a darkened corner.




  • Ok, seems that Yutyrannus is already controversial. Some dude claims that it looks more like a carcharodontosaur-type animal than a tyrannosauroid- specifically, that it's similar to Concavenator.
    Others say that it's like a blend of tyrannosauroid and carcharodontosaur traits (hinting at possible common ancestor, maybe? if so it would re-write theropod classification).

    I personally think it looks quite a bit like Guanlong, and it wouldn´t surprise me if it was its direct descendant but, what do I know? Im no expert. I just... look at pics.

    Yutyrannus:

    yutyrannus_schedel.jpg

    Guanlong:

    guanlong_skull.jpg




  • Adam Khor wrote: »
    No comments on this yet, and I thought it was the finding of the month! XD

    I was internetless for a week, but wow! This is awesome news.
    The fossil skull looks very 'tyrannosaury' to me, but the drawings look quite 'carcharodontosauridy'. I'll have to read up on this more.




  • Don't know about yours. But my T. rex has not got feathers.




  • Allosaur wrote: »
    Don't know about yours. But my T. rex has not got feathers.

    :pac:

    Mine has coats made from the skins of just about everything else. (Those dainty "little" hands were good at needlework you know.

    Well it makes sense to me :pac:


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