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Saurian-T. rex Infographic by arvalis Saurian-T. rex Infographic by arvalis

I know a lot of you had questions related to new T. rex design for Saurian.  So here is an infographic I put together with text by Tom Parker, one of the head science guys on Saurian, for the new Tyrannosaurus.  We put an unbelievable amount of work and research into the design and we wanted to give you guys a peek into our process and findings.  Head on over to the Saurian tumblr to see this same infographic with the model instead of the concept art.

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:iconalmostthere99:
Almostthere99 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018
still needs more feathers 
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:iconluspear-soram:
Luspear-Soram Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
That picture is really cool.
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:iconjpguchiha:
JPGuchiha Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is there any real evidence that proves that T. rex had feathers?
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:iconmegasupream:
Megasupream Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
There never was "proof" of it, but at the time, it was considered most likely. I'm sure you already know about their redesign of it, with one of the changes being the removal of the feathers.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, whats with you posting this regularly to this 2 year old image?
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:iconjpguchiha:
JPGuchiha Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi RJ :)

Well there's a very simple reason why. 1. Because I would like an answer from somebody that has real honest to god evidence for the claim of
T. rex having feathers, and seeing that you've got over 100,000 watchers (congrats on that by the way) I was hoping to get a good answer. But sadly all the replies I've gotten have been disappointing. That or I just get blocked by a regressive pussy. 
Also seeing how Saurian is a claiming to be the most accurate prehistoric game ever it would make senses for me to except at least a little bit of evidence, no? 

Thank you for your time.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
The answer is that we no longer believe rex itself has feathers. I might also offer that calling people "regressive pussies" and calling me a "total twat" on another comment is probably not the best attitude to be trying to participate in conversation with.
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:iconjpguchiha:
JPGuchiha Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for clearing that up.

As for me calling to a "total twat", the reason I called you that is because of how you baselessly called :iconak1508: a raciest, a sexiest, and a bigot for no reason. That's why I was annoyed with you and decided to call you that.

And yes, if somebody blocks me for simple asking a question, that in my opinion is what a regressive pussy would do. Wouldn't you agree?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It was not baseless. Also maybe don't be a dick to people you don't know. Maybe the way you phrased your question was very insulting. 
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:iconjpguchiha:
JPGuchiha Featured By Owner Edited Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay then if it wasn't baseless than what did he say that was raciest, sexiest, and bigoted?
And the 'insulting question' I asked was "Is there any real evidence that proves that T. rex had feathers?" 
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tarbano Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
He's referring to insinuating he'd be a "regressive pussy" if he didn't reply exactly the way you demanded on, by his own admission, outdated artwork (just look at his more recent art); and the completely out of left field "raciest, sexiest, and a bigot" without any proof and atrocious spelling. Seriously, you're only making yourself look bad here with that attitude and make it look like there is nothing of value to be gained by talking to you.

Chill down and keep things relevant.
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mcferson Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
and more to that, i am absolutely sure, all these dinosaurs (Rex, raptor, etc.) had also a proto-beak, such horny plates. The skull part structure for the beak/mouth is exactly the same as actual birds.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
No it isn’t. They are different structures entirely. Beak and teeth cannot occupy the same spot.
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:iconmonochromiafever:
MonochromiaFever Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool and awesome I love this!
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:iconwesdaaman:
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Edited Sep 8, 2017  Student General Artist
Yeah, like I said before, Tyrannosaurus and other tyrannosaurids must of had less feathers than their primitive relatives. Something to compare this to would be many of today's ratites having less feathers than most other birds. Another example would be mammals that are less hairy than most, like with cingulates, typical elephants, typical rhinos, hippos, and cetaceans.
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:iconbatterymaster:
Batterymaster Featured By Owner Edited Nov 21, 2017  Student General Artist
Howecer, evem gigantic birds like dinornis had feathers.
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:iconlediblock2:
Lediblock2 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
Those birds were still utterly tiny compared to big dinosaurs, though.
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:iconwesdaaman:
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Student General Artist
Size has nothing to do with it
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:iconviktorangel1:
viktorangel1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
Another thing I want to mention the picture of the scales you used to depict the scaly tail is actually from the neck. 
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
No it isnt.
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:iconviktorangel1:
viktorangel1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
I'm pretty sure, as depicted in this peer reviewed chart:
reptilis.net/wordpress/wp-cont…
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Please never ever look at anything the credits Robert Fabiani. He is wrong in almost every aspect in all situations. That chart is not peer reviewed from my understanding either, as if it wasn't obviously by the 1999 era aesthetic. 
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:iconviktorangel1:
viktorangel1 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2017
It was peer reviewed, you can see the names of the reviewers in the bottom left corner:
Thomas D. Carr, Jason Burke and Jeffrey Bond.
Here is the comment of the artist who made the chart:
m.facebook.com/JoshuaBallzeArt…
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
nope
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:iconviktorangel1:
viktorangel1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
Why would you deny it so badly?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Deny what?
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:iconviktorangel1:
viktorangel1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
Will you update your model to fit the most resent research?
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:iconwesdaaman:
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Student General Artist
It most definitely had feathers. Maybe not as much as primitive tyrannosaurs, but still having them nonetheless.
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:iconartlover1214:
Artlover1214 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
Where is your evidence for this?
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:iconwesdaaman:
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Student General Artist
Just because we haven't found it on certain body parts doesn't mean it was entirely absent. There could have been a small Mohawk.
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:iconmutantninja0:
mutantninja0 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
So about 50% of it body was covered by reticulae? By any off chance, do we know of any exant bird with reticulae present anywhere besides the legs?
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:icon12monkehs:
12monkehs Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
one of my favorite T. Rexes.
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:iconthedubstepaddict:
TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you use a recent species for the pattern?
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:iconworkowatywilczek:
WorkowatyWilczek Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soo cool
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Sketchy-raptor Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Student General Artist
Mayr, G. et al. (2016) found that the bristle-like structures on the dorsal surface of the otherwise scaly tail of Psittacosaurus may be homologous to filamentous feathers - does this change anything in the way that you guys at Saurian are interpreting integument zones? 
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:iconpaleosir:
paleosir Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting!
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:iconrizkiusmaulanae:
RizkiusMaulanae Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Can I ask ?

If they found feathers on yutyrannus and dilong's tail, then why the new trex has a fully scaly tail ? Why not half feathered half scaly ?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Because feathers and scales can't coexist in the same integument zone. Feathers and naked skin can, but since we have scale impressions from rex tails, it means it'd have to be bald.
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:iconrizkiusmaulanae:
RizkiusMaulanae Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Oh okay
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:iconmasterchiefsenpai:
masterchiefsenpai Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
this thing loads like a turtle!!!! 
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:iconspinosaurus14:
Spinosaurus14 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
A turtle?
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:iconmasterchiefsenpai:
masterchiefsenpai Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
Nah,more like a dead granny
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:iconspinosaurus14:
Spinosaurus14 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
A dead granny?
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:iconmasterchiefsenpai:
masterchiefsenpai Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
I try to zoom in,but only load 1 inch at atime
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:iconspinosaurus14:
Spinosaurus14 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
:D (Big Grin) Ah, you meant LOAD. I have thought that you have written LOOK...
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:iconmasterchiefsenpai:
masterchiefsenpai Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
ok
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:iconspinosaurus14:
Spinosaurus14 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
I have heard a lots of things here, from chicken over ratosaurus to grizzly hawk. But granny?
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:iconmarshmallowcreampie:
marshmallowcreampie Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
Looks great! I don't get people who say "feathered dinosaurs aren't scary!". I mean, bears and lions are fuzzy, but few people question their ferocity. And I don't care how stupid an animal looks, if it's 20+ feet tall and charging at you, you'd run like hell!

Besides, modern depictions of dinosaurs are way more interesting than the old ones because of this kind of variety. A bunch of scaly brown reptiles look BORING.
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:iconethantavitas:
EthanTavitas Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Student Artist
BORING!? Scaly brown T.rexs are the real know t.rex.
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:iconkirkseven:
kirkseven Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
It wasent 20 feet tall....
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