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Dinosaurs in Australia

28 June 2012

At www.cosmosmagazine.com/features/online/5725/the-long-hunt-australian-din… … dinosaur remains have been found on every continent and it is known they dominated the planet around 140 million years ago, and yet they are few and far between in Australia. Why might this be so? Now, scientists say they have found teeth and small bones with an origin in dinosaurs, in Queensland. What was the topography of Australia during the Jurassic and Cretaceous?

At www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/5738/dinosaurs-not-cold-blooded-afterall/ … this is another study in the long running argument on cold blooded versus warm blooded dinosaurs. A paper in Nature this week claims dinosaurs may have been warm blooded creatures after all as bone growth patterns establishes that they grew just like large mammals do and at comparable rates. It is further argued such a physiology differs from lizards and crocodiles.

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