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RE: More about Erickson et al. 2004 and RE: Delayed "growth spurt" in T. rex



On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
> > From: Jaime A. Headden [mailto:qilongia@yahoo.com]
> > [...]
> >
> > Anyone care to speculate on why the "growth spurt" phase in the _T. rex_
> > young occured 10 years AFTER the animal's birth?  Logically, such a
> > growth spurt would have taken place from birth through adolescence.
> >
> > Are there any modern analogs to this developmental style?
> 
> Ummm... humans?

Depending on what you mean by "modern", there has been something recent
on neanderthals growing fast and dying young...

On a related note, there was also recent work on differences in growth
rates of captive vs wild chimpanzees (captive chimps matured faster).

That would make an interesting study for rexes - captive vs wild...

 
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