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Re: More about Erickson et al. 2004 and RE: Delayed "growth spurt" in T. rex
In a message dated 8/11/04 6:34:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< 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... >>
I don't know anything about this study--did they factor out better nutrition,
medical care, etc.? IIRC, there's some correlation between these factors &
younger menarche in adolescent girls, etc. Anyway, let us know how it goes with
those captive theropods.