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        I was wondering if distribution of dinosaurs would add any weight 
to the argument for endothermic dinosaurs. Modern mammals tend to get 
around- lions, elephants, and foxes spread to five continents, while 
the rhinos, horses and camels spread from New World to Old. Dinosaurs   
had similarly large distributions across the globe- Troodonts, 
Saurolophus (or something similar to it), Tyrannosaurs, Ornithomimes, and 
Dromaeosaurs, for example, spread between Asia and America. But can 
anybody give me any info on how the distributions of ectotherms compare, 
and is it a valid comparison? Pangaea, for example, seems like it might 
cause some problems with that kind of comparison. 
        -Nick L/