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Re: Respiratory Turbinals



>Is it possible that dinosaurs had some sort of pre-turbinal that did not
>fossilize, but facilitated a higher metabolism? Have mercy if this has
>already been answered somewhere- I am but a neophyte(um... I believe that
>is how it is spelled.).
>                                                      BHR

In a similar vein, I always thought that the nasal turbinals were mainly
there to increase schnozz area so that there was more room to pack in
olfactory receptors, other benefits being incidental.  Jes-no?

Seth A. Ellestad.