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Re: Warm Blooded vs. Cold Blooded



At 9:21 AM 9/12/95, Jeff Poling wrote:
>>There is NO EVIDENCE to support the
>>notion of ENDOTHERMY (as thermogenesis from series of metabolic pathways
>>that generate heat via oxidation of food and/or fat) in dinosaurs.
>
>   What is the evidence for ectothermy?
>
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        Ectothermy is the primitive condition in reptiles.  W/out evidence
to support the evolution of the derived condition (endothermy), the
primitive condition is assumed.


Jason J. Head
V.P. graduate student
Dept. of Geological Sciences
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Tx. 75275