Thursday, April 5, 2012

Feathersaurus rex

I'm conflicted about this: scientists are all abuzz about a new feathered tyrannosauroid dinosaur. It's estimated to be about 30 feet long, which would make it the most likely the largest feathered creature ever to exist.

I like that dinosaurs are more and more being associated with more advanced birds rather than more basal reptiles.

But, at the same time, feathers seem a little wussy on a bid, bad-ass dinosaur. Plus, the creature's scientific name, Yutyrannus, leaves a lot to be desired. Like a wannabe Tyrannosaurus name.

Certain things in life I can deal with being fuzzy or feathery. I'm not sure dinosaurs are one of them.

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