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Re: He's Just Not That Into New Papers
On Tue, 10 Feb 2009, Tim Williams wrote:
Jerry Harris wrote:
Wedel, M.J. 2009. Evidence for bird-like air sacs in
Journal of Experimental Zoology 311A. doi: 10.1002/jez.513.
No sooner has the ink dried on that one, then this comes out...
Perry SF, Christian A, Breuer T, Pajor N, Codd JR (2008). Implications
of an avian-style respiratory system for gigantism in sauropod
dinosaurs. Journal of Experimental Zoology [Epub ahead of print]
Published Online: 2 Feb 2009
The abstract says
At 12 ton the predicted body temperature and metabolic rate of a
growing sauropod would be similar to that of a bird scaled to the
same body weight, but would increase exponentially as body mass
What's the upper limit for an "avian-style respiratory system"?