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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Did Tyrannosaurus rex use its forelimbs in bird-like feathered threat displays? 


I have previously discussed the possibility that T. rex, which is now thought to have likely had feathers, could have used its relatively small forearms in a feathered display:

http://julianodea.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/did-tyrannosaurus-use-its-vestigial.html

These two videos show the kind of threat displays involving wings seen in the descendants of dinosaurs, the modern birds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnq9bq_JuB4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKfteGYOBAM

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