Skip to comments.Warm and fuzzy T. rex? New evidence surprises
Posted on 04/04/2012 12:03:18 PM PDT by SatinDoll
LOS ANGELES The discovery of a giant meat-eating dinosaur sporting a downy coat has some scientists reimagining the look of Tyrannosaurus rex.
With a killer jaw and sharp claws, T. rex has long been depicted in movies and popular culture as having scaly skin. But the discovery of an earlier relative suggests the king of dinosaurs may have had a softer side.
The evidence comes from the unearthing of a new tyrannosaur species in northeastern China that lived 60 million years before T. rex. The fossil record preserved remains of fluffy down, making it the largest feathered dinosaur ever found.
If a T. rex relative had feathers, why not T. rex? Scientists said the evidence is trending in that direction.
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By the time I finished this article, I had visions of T-Rex looking like a giant chicken!
Well, it wasn't Chicken Little...
Dinosaurs had to be warm blooded.
If they were cold-blooded, by the time they would have warmed up enough to become mobile, it would have been nightfall again.
Chickasaurus, Found encrusted with eleven different substances as yet unidentfied. There may be a “kernal” of truth somewhere here, may be.
My thoughts as well.
There is a book that examines the possible origins of these creatures, it’s called Out of Thin Air - Dinosaurs, Birds, and Earth’s Ancient Atmosphere - by Peter D. Ward (2006; Joseph Henry Press).
Mr.Ward speculates on an oxygen crash as the cause of the Permian extinction and how dinosaurs had a respiratory system that differed from other creatures in that they could hoard oxygen in ‘bladders’ throughout their bodies.
Climbers on Mt.Everest have been surprised to discover upon reaching the summit, flocks of birds crossing over the mountain above them. Since the effort to fly uses huge amounts of oxygen, how can birds do that?
This book tries to answer the question.
On the other hand; this could all be bull sperm..
People looking to get pregnant with a givernment GRANT..
I wanna know where the third human on this planet came from..
If NOT from TWO other ones.. THEN a bodacious Yarn must be constructed..
I tend to like the other Yarn... the one where there was a society before the Adam and Eve thingy..
A society with dinos and other creatures and then all those folks self destructed.. with the creatures..
THEN the Adam & Eve Story developed as a metaphor as a start for the current self-destruction going on..
Heck it s a free country (so far) I can choose my own bull sperm..
When you realize why that isn't a good question you may realize why your own question has no basis in reality.
Sort of a primordial Big Bird?
The other white meat...
[ Who did the first speaker of Italian have to conserve with if everyone else on the peninsula spoke Latin? ]
Italian evolved.. as did English.. actually all languages evolve..
Latin is not spoken nor is Elizabethan English.. Norman.. Saxon.. Jute.. or Frisian..
The scientific community is like a priesthood, with all the stubborn orthodoxy and accusations of heresy when someone has the balls to think and argue differently that characterize that culture.
Robert Bakiker, the paleontologist once described T-Rex as a “40 ton Roadrunner from Hell”. Looks like he was right.
“Bakiker” = “Bakker”.
Populations evolve in their DNA much as the language of a human population evolves.
Small changes accumulate in separate populations until there is no longer a free exchange of information.
It is not a case where there would be a “human” born to a “nonhuman” that is suddenly looking for another “human” to mate with - any more that it would be the case that an “Italian” speaker would be born from a “Latin” speaker and would be looking for someone who understands him or her.
Small changes accumulating over time.
The evolutionists have it all figured out!
Modern Italian is based on the dialect of Tuscany but some dialects are so different they can be regarded as separate languages.
The language of Sardinia is considered a separate Romance language. Some consider Sicilian to be a different language. Up in the extreme NE part of Italy there is an area where Friulian is spoken, which is generally considered a separate Romance language.
Besides that, there are a few places where Albanian or Croatian is spoken (their ancestors were refugees from the Turks), and in the far north there is an area where German is spoken (the South Tyrol). There are some places near Trieste where Slovenian is spoken. I think there are places near the French border where French is spoken.
Supposedly less than 50% of the population of Italy speaks standard Italian at home.
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Thanks GeronL for the ping, and thanks Renfield for the link in FReepmail as well as the other topic.
“By the time I finished this article, I had visions of T-Rex looking like a giant chicken”
Which is probably the case, and which is exactly why I no longer love dinosaurs the way I did when I was a kid. Giant reptilian monsters roaming the Earth? Cool! Giant chickens? I guess I’ll take up astronomy instead, now.
Anyone that has raised Muscovy ducks knows that the T. rex had to have friendly relatives.
I do wish we could bring back the dinosaurs. We could train them to hunt down and ... deal with the democrats..... and can you just imagine how large a bbq could be!!
Problem with speculating about feathered dinosaurs is that where are the feathers?
We are all familiar with how soft the tip of a feather is, no one would expect that to fossilize all that well.
But the quill part of a feather is a HARD substance. I think chemically, it’s got a lot in common with stuff like fingernails.
If there were big dinos with big feathers who were fighting and ripping each other apart, we should reasonably expect to find bushels of fossilized feathers - dump trucks full!!
Plus, over the course of their lifetimes, they would shed them, so we should find way more fossilized feathers than fully intact, articulated skeletons.
You make a good point, though I’m not as certatin as you that feathers would fossilize. Impressions of the feathers have been found, however.
Keratin, the substance that makes up feathers, fingernails and hair, seems to fossilize if it is sizable. Neither feathers or hair are ‘chunky’ like the claws of large dinosaurs which do fossilize.
Also, and this is germaine to your position, dinosaurs died out a long, long time ago. The amount of fossilized remains is actually quite limited; in fact, a ‘complete’ fossilized skeleton of a T-rex has never been found - something is always missing! Thus finding fossilized feathers may be impossible due to the fagility of the item and the length of time that has passed.
Maybe we will never know for sure.
But I know they have found fossilized flowers, so I would think a feather would be quite possible.
Breast of T-Rex would be a great meal,...
or rack of Rex, would probably need a big heavy table though. And a lot of those little potatoes.
The discovery of a giant meat-eating dinosaur sporting a downy coat has some scientists reimagining the look of Tyrannosaurus rex.I don't care if they used fabric softer for their baby T-Rex's diapers. Those HUGH teeth weren't for cracking Walnuts.
Someone should remind these geniuses that a Kodiak Bear, aka: Alaskan grizzly bear, has nice soft and cuddly fur too. And you don't want run into one in the woods unless you have the biggest dang gun you can shoot.
Dressed to kill: A feathered tyrannosaur is discovered in China
Christian Science Monitor | 4-4-2012 | Pete Spotts
Posted on 04/05/2012 4:39:12 AM PDT by Renfield
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