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What Sound Did T. rex Actually Make?

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:53 PM

It's an iconic scene in every dinosaur movie: the huge, conquering carnivorous theropod rears back and lets out a terrifying bellow. But how close to reality are these sounds? Do we have any ways of using science to figure out what dinosaurs and other stem-birds may have sounded like? Do we have evidence that they made sounds at all?

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:58 PM

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:03 PM

I think they said, "Meep!"

Really, I think a T-rex making a hollow bellow or clicking noises like they say in the article would be even more frightening.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:44 PM

Very interesting article, I've often wondered if they made sounds as todays lizards seem to be silent, I guess we can only assume they made some noise .

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:10 AM

"Please" probably did not figure largely.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:22 PM

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:26 PM

What does the T-Rex say?? Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:36 PM

I like to think they meowed.  Jurassic park would be full of large lizards pretending to be cats.  Give them a giant ball of yarn and they are content.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:59 PM

Interesting.  However the article assumes that the Dinos weren't color blind as many animals seem to be or so we think.

Edited by paperdyer, 19 June 2014 - 01:00 PM.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:07 PM

Now serving #765.....


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:29 PM

Meow......


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:50 PM

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:46 PM

Surely this is just an academic question as there is no way to verify that ACTUAL noise...

It could have sounded like Justin Bieber in a blender for all we know ..... oooh I just made myself really happy :clap:

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 03:06 PM

It was the theme song to Three's company.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 03:09 PM

View Postpaperdyer, on 19 June 2014 - 12:59 PM, said:

Interesting.  However the article assumes that the Dinos weren't color blind as many animals seem to be or so we think.
This is true.  Paleontologists think they had some sort of color vision.






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