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FW: Dinosaur smell

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Ever been in a chicken coop??? Worse than rotting fish and=20
the chickens are alive!!! --dale

> Date: Sat=2C 17 Oct 2009 15:23:12 -0700
> From: erikboehm07@yahoo.com
> To: augustoharo@gmail.com=3B martin.baeker@tu-bs.de=3B sherekhanjunior@ho=
> CC: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: RE: Dinosaur smell
> Crocs hunt sweating=2C stinky mammals=2C with all kinds of smelling stuff=
 caked on their hair.
> As to theropods.... well either they needed better senses of smell becaus=
e their prey's smell was so faint (perhaps limited to really bad breath?)=
> or
> they were always sniffing for a free meal - ie stinking carrion=2C
> or
> They were sniffing for fresh dung if - if the wind carries the smell of f=
resh droppings (I assume herbivore and carnivore dropping smelled distinctl=
y different)=2C it may know that just upwind of it=2C there was a grazing=
=2C pooping group of potential prey.
> or=2C
> Territory marking with urine? is this known in any reptile? I could easil=
y see how this behavior could be lost in a flying group (as marking territo=
ry becomes an untenable proposition)=2C but mammals/synapsids have fairly d=
erived glands for scent marking=2C that reptiles lack=2C to my knowledge.
> The prey itself may not need to smell=2C for smell to be useful in locati=
ng prey
> --- On Sat=2C 10/17/09=2C Ezra Toranosuke wrote:
>> From: Ezra Toranosuke=20
>> Subject: RE: Dinosaur smell
>> To: augustoharo@gmail.com=2C martin.baeker@tu-bs.de
>> Cc: dinosaur@usc.edu
>> Date: Saturday=2C October 17=2C 2009=2C 2:08 PM
>> <78eb35330910171114i33dbb0x181ae1e07da8cdf0@mail.gmail.com>
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>> But I have read crocs have good sense of smell... and many
>> theropods are kn=3D
>> own to have big olfactory lobes... :S=3D20
>> ----------------------------------------
>>> Date: Sat=3D2C 17 Oct 2009 15:14:43 -0300
>>> Subject: Re: Dinosaur smell
>>> From: augustoharo@gmail.com
>>> To: martin.baeker@tu-bs.de
>>> CC: sherekhanjunior@hotmail.com=3D3B
>> dinosaur@usc.edu
>>> 2009/10/17 Martin Baeker :
>>>> This is without any real science to back it up=3D2C
>> but I would assume
>>>> that mammals smell more strongly because they have
>> lots of skin glands
>>>> (for sweat=3D2C for example) that produce smelly
>> stuff. With many mammals=3D
>> =3D2C
> ven deliberate (signalling/pheromone-type
>> function).
>>> This seems to be correlated to the fact that
>> archosaurs in general
>>> seem to rely less on olfactory signals than mammals.
>> They have reduced
>>> the Jacobson's organ (which receives many pheromones).
>> One generally
>>> reads birds do not have good olfaction (with some
>> exceptions as some
>>> scanvenger cathartids and procellariids)=3D2C and seems
>> to me that
>>> crocodiles=3D2C as many other aquatic tetrapods=3D2C are
>> neither too good in
>>> that.
>> =3D20
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