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Re: Tyrannosaur Skin Appearance
> I am trying to do a life restoration of one. Does > anybody know how the
> scales are arranged and how big > each of them (scale) are? Based on the
> skin > impressions found found so far.
> Oh, and just curious, could there be the slightest > possibility of
> dinosaurs shedding their skin or > molting?
> Thank you in advance for any response at all.
>From what I've gathered from various DML posts and news articles on it, the
>scales are very small and beaded. They sound a lot like the scales seen in
>Gekkonids, so I'd say go with a gecko type of scale pattern. This would also
>mean that, just like in geckos, the scales would not be noticable from a
>distance, making it look more like bare skin from afar.
As for shedding, it a definite that it happened, buy I'm not sure how it
happened. Personally, I think it went one scale at a time as in crocs and
turtles, and not in sheets.
How do birds shed their scales?
Ectoparasite: external parasites. Some common ectoparasites include: ticks,
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