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Re: Dinosaurs and Water
My impression is that the average dinosaur would be markedly less
dependent on lakes and rivers than the average mammal what with
excreting their equivalent of urine as a whitish paste along with
their faeces and an impermeable scaly/feathery skin substantially
decreasing water losses.
Of course, sheer size helps, too, by decreasing the ratio of surface to
The same effect makes it more difficult to get rid of heat, but the air
sac system should take care of that.
Still the same effect makes it more difficult to take up heat from the