Evidence for mesothermy in dinosaurs

@article{Grady2014EvidenceFM,
  title={Evidence for mesothermy in dinosaurs},
  author={J. Grady and B. Enquist and E. Dettweiler-Robinson and N. Wright and F. A. Smith},
  journal={Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={344},
  pages={1268 - 1272}
}
Not too fast, not too slow, somewhere in between In early depictions, dinosaurs lumbered slowly, dragging their tails. More recently, we have imagined them lifting their tails and running. The question boils down to whether dinosaurs had energetic systems closer to those of rapidly metabolizing mammals and birds, or to those of slower reptiles that do not internally regulate their body temperature. However, determining the metabolic rate of extinct organisms is no easy task. Grady et al… Expand
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