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Re: Triassic Guaibasaurus slept like a bird

[Google translated]

"Indeed, the issue of squatting Guaibasaurus was found with his hands folded 
around the body, and with the neck folded back. This position of rest is a 
unique feature of warm-blooded animals, which today is found only in birds and 
mammals living. Modern birds acquire this position in order to retain your body 
heat on cold 
nights, as opposed to cold-blooded animals like lizards and crocodiles. Thus, 
the Guaibasaurus, like modern birds and prayer is acuclillaría hands 
around your body in order to retain valuable heat during the night."


It was, no doubt, all curled up to keep warm during those "cold" Triassic 
nights. Prime example of being warm-blooded, just like all those warm-blooded 
snakes and turtles that also curl up at rest.



"I am impressed by the fact that we know less about many modern [reptile] types 
than we do of many fossil groups." - Alfred S. Romer

----- Original Message -----
> From: Ben Creisler <bscreisler@yahoo.com>
> To: "dinosaur@usc.edu" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
> Cc: 
> Sent: Tuesday, 20 December 2011 1:51 PM
> Subject: Triassic Guaibasaurus slept like a bird
> From: Ben Creisler
> bscreisler@yahoo.com
> I'm still trying to track down more information on this new story in 
> Spanish. I don't know if a formal paper has been published yet. Here's 
> the link to the press release in Spanish from Maimonides University in Buenos 
> Aires, Argentina: 
> http://noticias.maimonides.edu/encuentran-dinosaurio-reposando-como-ave/
> The story describes a specimen of Guaibasaurus that was found in a sleeping 
> position with its limbs under its body and its neck folded back  in the 
> manner 
> of warm-blooded birds.