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Re: Taking the temperature of dinosaurs?
On Wed, May 26th, 2010 at 11:19 AM, "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <email@example.com>
> It is worth noting that the analysis cannot at present resolve
> vs. ectotherms. It is just a thermometer: it is not a thermometer
> with a
> time component.
> Too many people in the press about this seem to think that
> animals actually have higher body temperatures than cold-blooded
Indeed. Some varanids are able to regulate their body temperatures to about 35
C, with a
precision of +/- 1 C.
That's higher than your average monotreme (30-32 C).
GIS Specialist Australian Dinosaurs
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