This exhibit is one of the most unique and interesting displays at the Children's Museum. Paul Sereno designed this exhibit to compare a cast of a Suchomimus skull to that of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull cast. It is one of the most popular stops for children and is located directly adjacent to the skeletal mount. The skull of Suchomimus is about as long as that of T. rex, but is much lighter and slimmer. The T. rex skull was likely about twice as heavy as the Suchomimus skull in real life. Plus, the T. rex jaw bones were much more robust that Suchomimus' long, narrow, slender jaws. In addition, Tyrannosaurus' teeth were longer and more than twice as wide.  

Front Skeleton | Upper Body | Skull Front | Skull Side | Skull Comparison | Claws | Spines | Rosette | Back Skeleton | Side Skeleton

See Steve Brusatte's web site Dino Land.

 

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