Dinosaurs
Paleontology

Do we know what dinosaurs sounded like?

The Jurassic Park roars are pretty sick, but I know they’re not real. I’m just especially wondering how accurate “roar” would be to describe the sounds dinosaurs made.

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Vilma Hirthe
2020-03-30 21:19:46

In a word, no, but scientists can make educated guesses. The closest living relatives of the dinosaurs are crocodilians and birds, and we can look to the ways they vocalize to give us a hint.

Alligators and crocodiles use their larynxes to communicate—they’ll hiss, groan, and yes, roar (here’s a compilation of their sounds). Dinosaurs might have had larynxes, but since those don’t fossilize, it’s impossible to know for sure. Birds, meanwhile, use an organ called a syrinx, which seems to have evolved after dinosaurs. That might indicate that dinos couldn’t vocalize at all, which would be a bummer.

However, there’s also a possibility that they evolved a unique way to vocalize. For example, based on studying their skulls and inner ears, some have theorized that hadrosaurs used their crests to bellow at each other.

So, they probably didn’t roar, but bellowing can be pretty cool too, right?

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David Jackson
2020-04-07 02:06:26

We don't have any complete CD's, but from some old reel-to=reel tapes, they sounded pretty good in the shower. No stage presence, tho.

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joshmo
2020-04-07 11:33:55

we somewhat do, but it is only an educated guess... but its close enough

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Anonymous
2020-04-08 20:35:33

yes, they sound like your mother.

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catherine reyes
2020-04-16 14:20:11

Easy! ROAR!

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Animegeek 06
2020-04-09 18:50:10

No one knows

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Anonymous
2020-04-09 06:14:26

I dont think it would be a roar but thats my opinoion

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Anonymous
2020-04-08 23:39:22

they don't know.

They're making hypotheses (educated guesses) of these reptilian titans

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Anonymous
2020-04-13 21:44:16

y o u t u b e . c o m/watch?v=0oWur4bX4Lw I had to add spaces because YT links are blocked.

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Anonymous
2020-04-12 20:15:14

Like ya mom

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Anonymous
2020-04-10 05:43:29

From childhood we watch cartoons that make us believe that the sound of the dinosaurs of the dolls is real, but I think that this is something seriously unknown, not impossible to investigate, but perhaps difficult for some to believe.


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