Take that you feather-haters!!!
Every time you call a rex a chicken, somewhere a wolf sheds a tear. Don't make wolves cry! If fluffy dinos are reconstructed correctly, they don't look like chickens, unless the dino itself is a chicken. (I'm not saying chickens are bad, I like them (a lot!). But seriously, a T. rex did not look like them just because it had feathers.)
As references: a 2011 skeletal of a rex from Hartman was used for the rex, a photo from a 2014 calendar, Farm Sanctuary: rescue and refuge, of a chicken named Stanley was used for the chicken, I used my own photos of wolves from Plumpton Park Zoo for my wolf, a photo of a New England cotton-tail from Mammals of the Carolinas, Virginia, & Maryland, for the bunny and a photo on page 84 of bears from, National Geographic Book of Mammals, for the bear.
Drawings done in Crayola's Colored Pencils and with a gel pen.
Well, I hope y'all like or learn from the poster! Have a good, no, a great day everybody!
Anyways, much of what you said is completely correct. But, there is one little situation. It seems feathers are much better at repelling heat, thus keeping an animal cooler, than fur is. So what if feathers could actually keep Tyrannosaurus in a cooler state than if he did not have a coat of feathers?
But then again, it is a tiny sparrow showing such a characteristic and not an elephant-sized bird. Though, maybe the characteristic could be carried over to a much larger being. Therefore, it seems things are quite a bit sketchy until the fossils tell us directly. So, as you said, "...we cannot be sure about it, by the time being."
And please, by all means, have a good day.
It is believed that t-rex had air sacks like modern birds, and these would help at eliminating heat. So t-rex probably did not strougle to keep cool as elephants do.
Though, I must say, for me, this discussion has been quite fun, for it is nice to exchange and challenge information. So please, have a very nice day.
Well, tiny birds can have huge amounts of feathers in any habitat due to their small mass.
You are really a good person to talk with. Wanna talk about other T. rex characteristics?
Oh, my apologies. I was the one who interpreted the statement that way; you are fine.
That is very true.
Really? Why thank you kindly.
Yes, I love the eyes. Having a being so large and turning his head to stare at one with both of his penetrating eyes, I am sure that would be something powerful to experience.
Also, mammals never seem to have a similar problem with their fur. No one says they can't see things like lions or grizzly bears as intimidating, or can't take them seriously, cause of all the fur. But apparently certain people must have something against feathers for some bizarre reason.
Personally I reckon feathers make things like raptors and tyrannosaurs even cooler. ^^
P.S.So true about the comparision between wolves and bunnies
Thanks so much for liking the wolf-bunny comparison!