August 6th, 2021
This week’s #FossilFriday features teeth and jaws from tyrannosaurs housed at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Alberta. Tyrannosaurs are some of the most well known dinosaurs of the Cretaceous, and these and other “megatheropods” may have had an outsized effect on their ecosystems. Growing from the size of a house cat to the size of a city bus, these animals went through big changes in shape as they grew, and new studies of hundreds of specimens are elucidating how these tyrants may have terrorized their communities even as teens.
Join us tomorrow at noon for Kat Schroeder’s presentation on dinosaur growth and diversity to explore this topic more!