In general, dinosaurs were thought to have better vision than most other reptiles, but the accuracy of this general rule can vary wildly between species. Coelurosaurs, for example, had good stereoscopic or binocular vision, whereas large carnosaurs had poor binocular vision, comparable to that of modern alligators.
Most carnosaurs, including Carcharodontosaurus and Allosaurus, did not have very good binocular vision, comparable to modern alligators. They possessed binocular vision which was restricted to a region only 20° wide, which is understandable, seeing as they hunted mostly large and slow prey. Their keenest sense was probably smell.
We know that Tyrannosaurus rex's position of the eyes were similar to that of modern humans. But their eyes and optic lobe were much larger than that of modern humans. T. rex, unlike most dinosaurs, had a combination of powerful eyesight and great sense of smell.
- Interactive Dracorex skull
- Dinosaur senses in Australian Museum
- Dinosaur vision, BBC, 10 December 2010.
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