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RE: basal metabolism
From: Jack [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 1999 6:09 PM
Subject: basal metabolism
> if this variation in growth rate did > happen,
> one practical advantage could be a reduced effective basal
> thus (perhaps) requiring less food?
Something similar to this happens in mammals and birds today. A
rapid growth followed by an adulthood where metabolic requirements
proportionately less. This should not be viewed as an indication
dinosaurs were "less warm-blooded" than the young unless the same
said for elephants, egrets, and _Mus_.
Yes, I agree - I wouldn't think it WOULD mean that. This occurs
with we humans too, unfortunately.
:-) It would seem that if this is true, at least part of the problem of
how did the really huge dinosaurs
enough to eat might be answered.