Science Says The T. Rex Definitely Did Not Have Feathers And Thank Goodness
Since humans knew about dinosaurs, we have speculated that they were reptiles with scaly skin. Then in 2011, there were dinosaur fossils found in amber that had feathers on them. That started a debate on whether Jurassic Park and Jurassic World got it wrong for having dinosaurs in the movies without feathers. Now scientists want the world to know that the T. rex did not have feathers.
Thanks to a new study published in the journal Biology Letters, paleontologists have determined that the Tyrannosaurus rex had scales and not feathers. Despite fossil proof of other dinosaurs having feathers, there was never a sign that the majestic T. rex had plumage. Paleontologists have studied fossilized skin from the neck, pelvis, and tail of a T. rex named Wyrex and there is no sign of feathers, only scaly skin. Scientists also analyzed skin impressions from large tyrannosaurs that lived around the same time, such as Albertosaurus and Gorgosaurus, and not one feather.