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Re: how old did they get?
At 09:06 PM 5/8/98 -0400, Allan Edels wrote:
> Basically, it is not known - some bones show growth lines
>(L.A.G.'s, actually) that may indicate a year's passage. For
>several South African dinosaurs that were examined, the lines
>indicate ages from 17 to 23 years. (It is NOT known if the lines
>indicate one year). [I think this is not very clear or accurate].
This also leaves out the fact that reworking of the inner bone in dinosaurs
can destroy the oldest LAGs. Thus these numbers are, at best, *minimum* ages.
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