Feathered T. Rex ancestors

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Sunny Goth, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I can't help it - I have to post this. This is SO exciting! Well, it is to me. :)

    Dinosaurs like Archaeopteryx had feathers, but so did many of the dromaeosaurs, like Velociraptor. Those guys were all fairly small, relatively speaking. Now -- an ancestor if Tyrannosaurus Rex, a large ancestor, has been discovered clearly showing feather impressions, and a crest on its head. Great photos of the skull in the article.

    Feathers may have helped T. rex's relatives ride out a cold climate
     
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