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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
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