Rex heads

Following my last few posts clearing out my archive of photos of theropod skulls here’s a couple of Tyrannosaurus heads in near ventral view. The upper one is from Oxford and has, I think, a nice background in the glass roof panels, while the lower image is from the IVPP in Beijing.

6 Responses to “Rex heads”


  1. 1 Zhen 28/12/2011 at 1:14 pm

    Looking at the photos, are they casts of the exact same specimen?

    • 2 David Hone 28/12/2011 at 1:18 pm

      I don’t think so, but if they are, they’re of different levels of quality – the Chinese one doesn’t have the more minor fenestra actually open.

  2. 3 Your Name's not Bruce? 28/12/2011 at 9:32 pm

    The Oxford ‘rex is a cast of the specimen known as “Stan”, the original of which is at the Black Hills Institute. The IVPP T.rex is a cast of a Tyrrell Museum specimen known as “Black Beauty” , another cast of which is on display at the California Academy of Sciences.

  3. 6 Jaime A. Headden 29/12/2011 at 1:25 am

    Simply looking at the premaxillary arcade indicates differences between the casts.


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