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RE: "T. rex had explosive growth spurt as a teen, study says"
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> "NEW YORK (AP) â Here's a dinosaur finding that parents can
> appreciate: The teenage Tyrannosaurus rex typically went through
> an explosive growth spurt, gaining nearly 5 pounds a day."
> "During that spurt, from ages 14 to 18, the creature picked up
> most of its eventual adult weight of around 6 tons, new research
> indicates. It stopped growing around age 20 and apparently died
> by age 30."
> This is a new paper in tomorrow's Nature, one of the authors
> being Gregory Erickson of Florida State University. There are
> some fine quotes in the article from our own Tom Holtz.
Hmmm... I thought this was embargoed until later today...
I'll wait until the afternoon, and the online publishing of the actual paper,
for additional comments about it. I will also have a special message from Greg
Erickson to the DML concerning the paper!
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland College Park Scholars
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-4084 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax (Geol): 301-314-9661 Fax (CPS-ELT): 301-405-0796