Monthly Archives: November 2009

 

High Octane Dinosaurs

Posted 11 November 2009 by Anne-Marie Hodge

The question of whether dinosaurs were endothermic has been a rich source of controversy for decades. Although they were originally portrayed as sluggish reptiles that crept their “cold-blooded” way through the Mesozoic, over time evidence has suggested that they may have actually had active and athletic lifestyles, with fast-running metabolisms to match. Everything from growth rates to diet to integument has been used as evidence that dinosaurs, if not as fully “warm-blooded” as mammals, at least ran on a higher... Read more