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Re: PLEUROCOELOUS VERTEBRAE IN SAUROPODS



Greg Paul wrote:

> 1 - Giant animals are not in particular danger of overheating, they store it
> in the daytime and dump it at night. 
> 2 - Large animals cannot use their deep respiratory tract to shed heat. 

     Then exactly how DO they dump heat at night?  This seems to imply 
that the night will be so much cooler than the day that an 80 ton animal 
will have as much heat seep through its total surface area during the night 
as it picked up during the day.      

LN Jeff
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