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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, 
> 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.

Abstract at


UCSC press release at


Skeletal samples were used.

The full article is not yet freely available on PNAS yet.