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Re: history of the warm-blooded debate........

At 08:54 PM 5/19/98 -0600, Caleb wrote:
>    Can anyone give me a history of how the proposal for dinosaur
endothermy got started?

Yes.  The "someone" is historian of Victorian science Adrian Desmond, and
the place is this book:

Desmond, A.J. 1976. The Hot-Blooded Dinosaurs: A revolution in
palaeontology.  The Dial Press.

Or you can find a copy of Owen's 1842 paper in which he coins the name
"Dinosauria", and check out the final footnote.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:th81@umail.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661