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Caltech-led Researchers Measure Body Temperatures of Dinosaurs for the First Time


June 23, 2011

skull reconstruction of Camarasaurus Were dinosaurs slow and lumbering, or quick and agile? It depends largely on whether they were cold or warm blooded. Now, a team of researchers led by the California Institute of Technology has developed a new approach to take body temperatures of dinosaurs for the first time, providing new insights into whether dinosaurs were cold or warm blooded. Full Story

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