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Re: Sweating in dinosaurs?



>> Mammals sweat through the entire skin*, though there are
>> specialized patches for scent-marking objects.
>>
>> But what about non-Avian archosaurs?   (ie, _Sauroposeidon_,
>> _Iguanadon_, _Nodosaurus_).   Would they also sweat all over, or would
>> the sweat be localized to certain parts of the body?
>
> So... panting or throat fluttering? (I'm trying to imagine what good
> that would do in something as large and long-necked as a sauropod.)
>
> -- DONNA
>
>
Some of this is discussed in
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=breathing-life-into-dinos

and videos at

http://www.brown.edu/Departments/EEB/brainerd_lab/svp-index.php