On Dinosaur Thermophysiology: Comment on "Dinosaur Fossils Predict Body Temperature"

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James F Gillooly; Andrew P Allen; Eric L Charnov;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS Biology (issn: 1544-9173, eissn: 1545-7885)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040248
  • Subject: [SDU.STU.GC]Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences/Geochemistry | [SDU.STU.PG]Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences/Paleontology | [ SDU.STU.GC ] Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences/Geochemistry | [ SDU.STU.PG ] Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences/Paleontology | Biology (General) | QH301-705.5

Perhaps the greatest mystery surrounding dinosaurs concerns whether they were endotherms, ectotherms, or some unique intermediate form. Here we present a model that yields estimates of dinosaur body temperature based on ontogenetic growth trajectories obtained from foss... View more
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