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PLEUROCOELOUS VERTEBRAE IN SAUROPODS
Nick Longrich wrote:
> Sauropods do something similar, I think, with their pleurocoelous
>vertebrae- > eliminating the material in the middle, where it doesn't do
> That's why dinos have heat problems ( at least, in theory)- surface area
>being the only way to lose heat, and a 20-ton Apatosaurus not having a
>lot of it.
Wouldn't airsacs in these pleurocoelous vertebrae add to the surface area
and aid in keeping the animal from overheating?
Brian Franczak (email@example.com)