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T. Rex would’ve had lips, Toronto paleontologist says

May 19, 2016

CTV News | May. 19, 2016

One of the world’s most famous preda­tors, the fear­some Tyran­nosaurus Rex is typ­i­cal­ly shown bar­ing dozens of sharp, jagged teeth — but a Toron­to researcher says the car­ni­vore like­ly had lips to cov­er them. Robert Reisz, a pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to who spe­cial­izes in ver­te­brate pale­on­tol­ogy, says that con­trary to what’s shown in movies and even muse­ums, T. Rex and his fel­low theropods would not have teeth that stick out even when their mouths are closed. Read more.