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Sat Sep 7, 2019, 09:22 PM

Prehistoric Predator T.Rex Dinosaur Had Built-In 'Airconditioner' In Its Skull

7 September 2019, 7:53 pm EDT By Allan Adamson Tech Times

Thermal imaging of alligators' head offered new insights into the skull of the tyrannosaurus rex. Researchers found the large holes found in the dinosaur's head were filled with blood vessels.

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The head of an alligator's body is dependent on the environment. The researchers noticed that when it was cooler and the animals were trying to warm up, thermal imaging showed big hot spots in the holes in the alligators' skull, which indicate a rise in temperature.

Later in the day when it was warmer, the researchers observed that the holes appeared dark as if they were turned off to keep the animals cool.

Holiday and colleagues then matched the thermal imaging data from the dinosaurs with those of the T.rex fossils, to see how the two holes evolved overtime.

The study revealed that the holes on the roof of the T.rex skulls were filled with blood vessels, challenging earlier hypotheses about the anatomy of the prehistoric predator's head.


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