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> Subject: Re: Turbinates in man; t rex questions
> > That is, do Naked Mole Rats [_Heterocephalus glaber_] even have respitory
> > turbinates at all? If they are so useless to ectotherms as Ruben et al
> > claim, then there should be no use for them in ectothermic NMRs.
> > If they are in fact present in NMRs, I think it might make a point that RTs
> > are just interesting structures in the noses of mammals and advanced birds
> > that have something to do with regulating water loss but have no direct
> > baring on physiology. Does anyone know?
> > Peter Buchholz
> > Stang1996@aol.com (for a few more days anyway)
> Man has three sets of turbinates. The inferior turbinates are
> responsible for your runny nose due to allergens and colds(immune
> response). I do not know if this applies to all mammals (or most or some)
> or birds at all.
> I have a couple of questions for you t rex experts. What is the
> biting power assumed to be? (range) Do you think it could see higher
> and/or lower wavelengths of light than us? What do you think
> gestation time would be? How fast would it reach the size of say a
> cow? How many eggs would it lay?
> Michael Teuton