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Re: CROCODYLOMORPH ENDOTHERMY
On Thu, 25 Jan 1996, Rob Meyerson wrote:
> >"Returned to ectothermy"? As far as I know, all crurotarsan thecodontians
> >were always ectotherms. But with four-chambered hearts.
> A four-chambered heart is a very efficent structure. Since it has been my
> observation that extreme efficency is an endotherm feature, couldn't we
> that thecodontians were endotherms?
> Besides, how could they have out-competed therapsids (largely considered to be
> endotherms) if thecodonts were ectotherms?
Exactly my point! Gosh it's nice when people just spontaneously see
things your way! :-)
> "Don't panic!"
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