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A Tyrannosaur

Haven't worked in this style in a bit, wanted to excersize it some more

Giant, 30-40 foot, multi-ton Eagle-Bears!

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Published: 5 years, 1 month ago
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Anailaigh
5 years, 1 month ago
i dont recall a feathered Tyrannosaur o.o - cute tho
Spikeheila
5 years, 1 month ago
Smaller tyrannosaurs like Dilong, and with a year or two ago's finding of Yutyrannus, makes  another feathered tyrannosaur of a nice size(about 30 feet) possible. That and it seems that,so far, most, if not all of coelursauria is covered in feathers, including ornithomimosaurs,deinonychosaurs,and therizinosaurs.
Anailaigh
5 years, 1 month ago
ff i forgot about the Yuty >_< -- and they think they are, but theres no actual guarantee yet since
they havent found many with feathers. im still waiting on them to find more nests of any dinos
in particular -- like they found recently with embryos visible an all.
Spikeheila
5 years, 1 month ago
At least, even if we found a nest or impressions of fuzzy tyrannosaur(us) chicks, that'd mean the adults would be fluffy as well, since a dinosaur going completely bald for no reason makes no sense. Though through use of phylogenetic bracketing, it's more than likely we'll find one, sooner or later.

A featherless tyrannosaurus wouldn't mean it'd have scales though, especially if we find fluffy babies, since you can't really swich body covering like that. It's either you gain feathers,lose them, and that's it. If you lose them, basically it'd end up looking like a big ol nasty sac with teeth! gross
Anailaigh
5 years, 1 month ago
Mmm..mmm well except some might be feathery only during hatchie/adolescent stages... i mean look at deer, young have spots adults dont. or dalmation puppies, young dont have spots but the adults do. It could be the same with some, or all
the feathered related ones that arent birds -- like the Dilong or the yuty etc. We wont ever fully know imo, because we werent there and well the adult fossils havent really been found with any an only some of the smaller species/young fossils have. its just one of lives "did it or did it not happen" sort of questions, left unanswered mostly and just full of speculation. And also, god is interesting, i mean look at baby birds -- they all start out so freaking ugly like skin sacs. Then they grow their feathers in if theyre healthy. I would think that could be the same for the dinos. They either 1: born without feathers, an gain them as they grow 2: born without scales, gain them as they grow. 3: born with scales, but gain feathers as they grow - losing scales 4: born with feathers, dropping them for scales FULLY or PARTIALLY as they grow 5: born with both an keep both (amounts vary, probably more scale then feather OR vice versa) -- i mean theres plenty of variables, an it sounds sorta odd with what i mentioned above -- but i mean.. it couldve happened. since we werent around that time, an not very knowledgeable because of it -- were literally just GUESSING even when we have evidence.

The possibilities are endless imo.
T-rex couldve been feathered. couldve been scaled. couldve been both. they couldve been bright pink in coloration with blue stripes for all we really know. Thats where you get into the whole "theyd be bla bla color for blending with plantlife at the time" stuff. but again.. imo -- we DONT an WONT ever for sure know. theres gonna be subtle hints under everything dinosaur involved unless god comes down an tells us whats what or whatever. Its still fun tho to guess, an study an dig n find them.
Spikeheila
5 years, 1 month ago
A baby bird is naked when it first hatches, usually, yes, but that doesn't mean they'll just grow scales or whatever. Their bodies specifically make feathers, that's what they're made to do, just like humans are supposed to grow hair on their bodies. Though, it is very likely that, like modern dinosaurs, past dinosaurs that had feathers, or even scales, also grew and hardened and became more complex as they grew up.

They would not actually be able to shed scales and just grow feathers, that's something that's next to impossible to happen. Integument doesn't work like that for bodies, and there's nothing that switches between integument. You can lose it, or you can grow it, but you can't go all over the place within an animal's lifetime. If I remember right.


They did have scales, or skin(it looks more close to elephant or rhino skin), at least around their butt, as that's what skin impressions currently show, but it could be like sinosauropteryx, that and even birds have scales on their feet as well.

They can also have feathers and scales interspersed , something that happens in various animals, and even seen on a chicken's little ankle where the feathers and scales start.

I'm just waitin' for the next big find.


HOWEVER, this picture is not actually T.rex, but just a generic tyrannosaur, thus it has feathers like the other ones we have nice body impressions for do.
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