Dinosaurs Rediscovered: New Findings which are Revolutionizing Dinosaur Science
From dinosaurs smaller than chickens to the biggest beasts ever to walk the Earth, here is the exciting story of recent discoveries about dinosaurs and the scientists who made them. Informal and informative.--The Boston Globe. Lessem wrote and hosted a recent Nova series on dinosaurs. Photos and drawings.
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and at least some other dinosaurs were highly active, perhaps even warm-
blooded, and descended from the dinosaurian ancestors of all birds. With the
sweep of a killing claw, the scientific and public perception of dinosaurs was
radically altered. Warm-bloodedness became a cause celebre in the 1970s in the
talented hands of Ostrom's brilliant and controversial student, Robert Bakker.
Bakker's spirited advocacy of fast-moving, warm-blooded dinosaurs as a
separate class of ...
For contemporary scientists the dinosaur metabolism issue is not whether some
dinosaurs were warm but how they got warm and how they stayed that way.
Before Bakker began addressing the question of dinosaur warm- bloodedness in
the late 1960s, the accepted opinion was that dinosaurs were cold-blooded. The
work of a few researchers, and Bakker's publications, prompted a reexamination.
In 1969, Ostrom published his description of his 1964 Montana find, Deinonychus
On the supposedly cold-blooded reptilian side, large lea- therback turtles can
keep their body core temperature eighteen degrees centigrade above water
temperature as they migrate six thousand miles per year through cold arctic
waters. Are they warm- or cold-blooded? Applying their studies of the leatherback
turtles to dinosaurs in 1991, James Spotila of Drexel University, Dodson, and
colleagues at Purdue University concluded that it didn't take much energy to keep
a dinosaur ...
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