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Dinosaur heart found?
AOL in Germany has a short news item about the supposed finding of a
fossilized dinosaur heart. At http://www.cnn.com/NATURE/ I found nothing
about it, so this is the translated report. I had to translate it from german
and I´m not sure what it's worth.
Does anybody know´s more about this? Fools day is over so I guess there must
be at least a little truth in this report.
First fossilized dino heart found
This heart did beat 66 million years ago - Proof for origin of todays birds
This dino had a heart made from stone: US archeologists recovered for the
first time the petrified remains of a dinosaur heart, which 66 million years
ago did beat in the breast of a small Thescelo-Saurus. In 1993 the researcher
Michael Hammer did happened to find the rust-coloured remains in the breast
of this plant eating dinosaur at excavations near Buffalo (South Dakota). But
only now physicians were able to identify definitely this organ. With the
help of computer tomography cardiologists were able to find out that the
heart of this small dino must have beaten frantically. It was likely warm
blooded. This find confirms the notion that dinosaur are the ancestors of
todays birds - and not cold blooded reptiles.
Cheers from Germany
Heinz Peter Bredow