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Re: As a voracious reader-yet-amateur, how does this upset the applecart?



As a voracious reader-yet-amateur, how does this upset the applecart?

About as much as a flea running into a semi on the highway. These papers have more holes in them than a decomposing reptile...


As an aside, must dinos have been feathered to have been
warm-blooded?  Even in
warmer climates?

No, although if you're less than ~200kg it's harder to maintain a strict temperature range if you aren't insulated (doesn't have to be feathers; fur-like structures, blubber, etc will work too). The evidence is overwhelming that most coelurosaurs and all maniraptorans in that size range were insulated, but it may well be that other small to medium sized dinosaurs were not as good at maintaining a narrow, placental-like range of body temperature. Behavior can help mitigate this to some degree.

Scott Hartman
Science Director
Wyoming Dinosaur Center
110 Carter Ranch Rd.
Thermopolis, WY 82443
(800) 455-3466 ext. 230
Cell: (307) 921-8333

www.skeletaldrawing.com


-----Original Message-----
From: hammeris1@bellsouth.net
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Sent: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 2:46 pm
Subject: As a voracious reader-yet-amateur, how does this upset the applecart?




http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/10/051010085411.htm

As an aside, must dinos have been feathered to have been warm-blooded? Even in
warmer climates?



Brian



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