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Did dinosaurs live in the arctic ?

By T.K. Randall
April 29, 2009 · Comment icon 1 comment

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It is thought that some dinosaurs could survive in near-freezing conditions and would have occupied what is now the arctic, a new stash of fossils discovered indicate that a viable breeding population would have once lived there.
You know the scenario: 65 million years ago, a big meteor crash sets off volcanoes galore, dust and smoke fill the air, dinosaurs go belly up. One theory holds that cold, brought on by the Sun's concealment, is what did them in, but a team of paleontologists led by Pascal Godefroit, of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels, argues otherwise."


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Comment icon #1 Posted by Lt_Ripley 15 years ago
I don't believe this is new news ? and of course they were warm blooded . not just arctic ones. (being related to birds ) from 2000 yet ... 21 April 2000 Dinosaurs Warm-Blooded? by Kate Melville A computerized tomography (CT) scan of the chest cavity of a new dinosaur fossil reveals a heart more closely resembling a bird or mammal organ, rather than a modern reptile's. This discovery, which suggests that the dinosaur was warm-blooded, with a relatively high metabolism, is reported in the 21 April issue of Science. http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/200003210...trunc_sys.shtml I also thought the ... [More]


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