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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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