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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Were Dinosaurs Warm-Blooded or Cold-Blooded?

Above, the Godzilla mural at Toho Studios. He has his own
way of generating internal body heat. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Throughout my school years, we were taught that dinosaurs were cold-blooded. New research is finding that really wasn't the case.

The Japan Times reported:
PARIS – A new method to chemically analyze dinosaur egg shells has allowed scientists to gauge the extinct lizards’ body temperature, researchers said on Oct. 13. 
The findings support recent work by other teams that dinosaurs were neither warm- nor cold-blooded, but somewhere in between, researchers wrote in the journal Nature Communications. However, it also indicated that body temperature differed between dinosaur species.
Of course, Godzilla has his own way of heating through the radioactivity that was absorbed from H-bombs.

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