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Re: Dinosaur smell



This is without any real science to back it up, but I would assume
that mammals smell more strongly because they have lots of skin glands
(for sweat, for example) that produce smelly stuff. With many mammals,
this is even deliberate (signalling/pheromone-type function).



> 
> 
> Ok, another quirky question. I donÂt know if it has been asked before here... 
> What do you people think dinosaurs smelled like? I ask because I was in a 
> crocodile preserve some time ago and I was surprised at how crocs donÂt seem 
> to have any kind of particular odour; amazing how any dog stinks much worst 
> than a five meter long predator... What is the reason behind this? Why donÂt 
> crocodiles stink? 
>  
> Do you think big theropods had a strong smell? And what about large 
> herbivorous dinosaurs? 
>  
> I know this kind of question is difficult to answer but I'd like to know your 
> ideas... 
>  
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