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Polar Dinosaurs Endured Cold Dark Winters



http://www.livescience.com/animals/081204-polar-dinosaurs.html

Polar Dinosaurs Endured Cold Dark Winters
By Robin Lloyd, Senior Editor   posted: 04 December 2008 10:19 am ET


The skulls of dinosaurs, Saurolophus osborni and Saurolophus angustirostris,
displayed on Dec. 3, 2008, by Phil Bell (left) and Eric Snively (right) of
the University of Alberta. Some Saurolophus specimens have been found in
polar regions. Credit: Jamie Hanlon, University of Alberta

Photo:
The skulls of dinosaurs, Saurolophus osborni and Saurolophus angustirostris,
displayed on Dec. 3, 2008, by Phil Bell (left) and Eric Snively (right) of
the University of Alberta. Some Saurolophus specimens have been found in
polar regions. Credit: Jamie Hanlon, University of Alberta 

The skull of a polar dinosaur, Saurolophus osborni, displayed on Dec. 3,
2008, by Phil Bell (left) and Eric Snively (right) of the University of
Alberta. Some Saurolophus specimens have been found in polar regions.
Credit: Jamie Hanlon, University of Alberta 
Polar dinosaurs such as the 3.3-ton duckbill Edmontosaurus are thought by
some paleontologists to have been champion migrators to avoid the cold, dark
season. But a study now claims that most of these beasts preferred to stick
closer to home despite potentially deadly winter weather. 
While some polar dinosaurs may have migrated, their treks were much shorter
than previously thought, University of Alberta researchers Phil Bell and
Eric Snively conclude from a recent review of past research on the animals
and their habitat. Polar dinosaurs include  ...