‘Most Accurate’ Recreation of T. Rex Shows it Wasn’t Quite How it Was in Jurassic Park
A team of palaeontologists have recreated Tyrannosaurus rex based on the most up-to-date research – and it’s a little different from what people imagined.
Tyrannosaurs would have been chubby, walking low to the ground, with a low centre of gravity, the researchers from the Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
The creature also had no feathers, say the artists, who used data from 20 scientific studies to recreate the 20-foot carnivore.
The researchers believe it may have had ‘plates’ of keratin in its back, based on similar patterns found in birds (the closest living relatives of dinosaurs).
Artist Scott Hartman who worked on the project said, ‘They worked from the skeleton up, spent months getting the muscles right, and the results are now available for everyone to see.The amount of time invested and attention to detail blew me away.
‘As with any reconstruction there are of course some details we can’t know, and competing interpretations that are equally likely. But I can honestly say this was the most exhaustive attempt at restoring an extinct animal that I’ve worked on.’