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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, 
rtravsky@uwyo.edu writes:

<< 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.