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Re: Drinker and Oryctodromeus [JOKE!]
Tim Williams said:
Also, back in the 1970's, Thulborn proposed that heterodontosaurids
hibernated (or aestivated) >during the dry season. But this was based on
tooth wear patterns (ihe thought that >heterodontosaurids replaced their
teeth wholesale only once a year, and had to avoid feeding >during this
period). AFAIK there was no taphonomic evidence to support this
hibernating >behavior. The idea went over like a lead balloon
(heterodontosaurids could in fact replace their >teeth continuously).
Hopson even named a heterodontosaurid _Abrictosaurus_ ("awake lizard") to
>express his skepticism.
There is ASAIK evidence of Dinosaur migration. Is it possible that
*Oryctodromeus* used its burrowing skills to seek a warmer climate in the
colder months....say Pismo Beach? That does however they'd have to
remembering that left turn at Albuquerque. :-)
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