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Re: A new twist on Cope's law

I wasn't aware that anyone had previously suggested a relationship
between Cope's Rule and Bergmann's Rule.
Has anyone ever looked into Bergmann's Rule as it applies to dinos?  I
know they tend to follow Cope's Rule...

Jordan Mallon

BScH, Carleton University
Vertebrate Palaeontology & Palaeoecology

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On 1/18/06, Jeff Hecht <jeff@jeffhecht.com> wrote:
> A study on ostracodes out this week in the Proceedings of the National 
> Academy of Sciences shows that they grow larger following Cope's Law only in 
> cold conditions; in warm conditions they show no trend to increase size. 
> Here's an explanation from NSF:
> http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-01/uoc--sfe011706.php
> --
> Jeff Hecht