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Re: Possible Skin of Tyrannosaurids

From: "Larry Dunn" <saurosuchus@hotmail.com>

If Tyrannosaurids evolved from smaller coelurosaurs that were covered with
downy fibers, and may have been secondarily featherless, is it probable that
they were not scaly after all, but rather largely wrinkly-skinned, with
scales limited to their heads and legs?

I seem to recall some recent reports on tyrannosaurid skin impressions stating that the skin wasn't pebbled or scaly at all, but rather, it was nearly featureless, something like the 'wrinkly' skin Larry mentioned. Has any more light been shed in these reports? Paleo-buffs everywhere wanna know!

-Jordan Mallon


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