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what kind of dinos are cold-blooded? (size?)
sluggish, flabby, lethargic
what kind of dinos are cold-blooded? (size?)
Fast, sleek, agile.
what does Cross sectional Area Method determine?

What else is needed to determine actual weight?
does- amouunt of weight supported. (equation)

posture and shape.
What is the IDEAL method of estimating dino weight?
Scale Model
How is Scale Model used?
1. Must know scale of model
2. vol. of model determined by water
3. vol. multiplied by cube to convert volume
4. vol. is muitiplied by .9kg/liter
How does a inderterminate growth grow?
grow throughout their lives
how does a determined growth grow?
to adulthood and stops
What grows faster: warm blooded or cold? and how much faster?
warm grow faster by 10x
Protpceratops- how long does it take for max growth ?
26-38 years
how long does it take for a bird/mammal to grow full size?
3 years
How can you tell a plat from a meat eater?
tooth and jaw structure. and teeth.
What is cannibalism/
Eating of ones own kind.
What dino is most commen for Cannibalism? and where found?
Coelophysis.. found in upper triassic. ghost ranch
WHat is locomotion?
movement of an animal
What does locomotion SKELETONES tell you?
What kind of dinos were solitary hunters?
What kind of dinos were pack hunters?
What is some evidence for group behavior among dino?
1, display structure
2. sexual dimorphism(territory)
3. change in shape during growth
4. mass death assemblages
5. nests
6. multiple trackways is same direction