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RE: Archaeopteryx bone physiology



All the growth curves I've seen for things like T rexs imply a period of very 
rapid growth...

--- On Fri, 10/9/09, Michael Erickson <tehdinomahn@live.com> wrote:

> From: Michael Erickson <tehdinomahn@live.com>
> Subject: RE: Archaeopteryx bone physiology
> To: "Dino List" <dinosaur@usc..edu>
> Date: Friday, October 9, 2009, 11:22 AM
> 
> This makes no sense. The authors claim that the slow growth
> nature of *Archaeopteryx* bone is consistent with non-avian
> dinosaur bone? Dinosaurs were VERY fast growers, according
> to all studies I am aware of. And how could Archaeopteryx
> (and non-avian dinosaurs for that matter) possibly be
> ectothermic? Perhaps I'm missing something, in which case
> I've just made an arse of myself.
> 
> ----------------------------------------
> > Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 22:00:39 -0700
> > From: xrciseguy@q.com
> > To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> > Subject: Archaeopteryx bone physiology
> >
> >
> > Interesting article... excellent photos, as is typical
> of PlosOne.
> >
> >
> >
> > Here's the link to the .pdf:
> >
> >
> >
> > http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0007390
> >
> >
> >
> > Guy Leahy
> >
> >
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