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Re: Allosaur skin



> Quoting the abstract:
> "The left side of the body preserves a 30 cm squared skin impression
> consisting of small scales 2-3 mm in diameter.  This suggests that
juvenile
> allosaurs possessed scaly integument.  This represents the most derived
> tetanuran to retain this character, otherwise present in more basal
> theropods such as _Carnotaurus_."
>
 Strange to find that a relatively basal one like Sinosauropteryx does have
feathers, perhaps it is size related after all and we all should start
drawing our tyrannosaurs scaly.

Rutger