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RE: The Very Very Latest Paper From 2006!!!

--- don ohmes <d_ohmes@yahoo.com> schrieb:

> > them in their histology. Especially in
> *Mammuthus*,
> > the presence of typical 
> > LAGs has not been established, and additional work
> > is necessary. 
> "Definitely. It would be odd to have none, given
> that
> the fossil record does not suggest these were
> migratory (OTOH,..."
> Assuming the data were available-- Wouldn't the
> absence of LAGs in large animals, especially if a
> 'definition gradient' from small to large body size
> exists, support the idea of primarily
> temperature-driven effects? And if the body size
> that LAGs disappear at is much larger in dinosaurs
> than in mammals, might that speak to
> thermoregulatory systems?

Maybe so. But I think one would find fairly pronounced
LAGs in _Megaloceros_. But I have not read this:
which is apparently about the deer thriving in an
environment (and under nutritional conditions) that
were previously unknown for this species.


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