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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:firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Maryland Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD 20742 Fax: 301-314-9661