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Re: More about Erickson et al. 2004 and RE: Delayed "growth spurt" in T. rex
On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 Vorompatra@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 8/11/04 6:34:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org 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
> those captive theropods.
UCSC press release at
Skeletal samples were used.
The full article is not yet freely available on PNAS yet.