palaeofail-explained: palaeofail: Tyrannosauru…



Tyrannosaurus rex, supposedly. From a kids’ sticker book from ca. 1960

You know, I really don’t know where to start with this. Duckbills were not aquatic, and had many adaptations to bear their weight on land as well as an enormous amount of teeth to grind tough land plants. Dinosaurs walked on their toes, not on their full feet; they also didn’t drag their tails, as walking like this would require the hips to be dislocated. Its head was much longer and boxier, and less…toad-like The chest should be deeper, and the tail should be longer.

T. rex is famous for its tiny little two-fingered hands – I can’t imagine why this illustrator felt the need to give it…..long……uncomfortable……human hands.