Most of us, most likely not being part of the academic communities that have a connection to this kind of research, tend to affiliate the reptiles to cold blood. And since the dinosaurs were the most immense reptiles to ever roam our planet, one might legitimately suppose that they were cold blooded as well. In addition to that, the scientific belief regarding the nature of the dinosaur blood was, at least until now, that their blood was cold like a beer in the Texas summer. However, this statement has recently been re-analyzed by a scientist, and the conclusion that the researcher has come to was that dinosaurs were warm blooded.
According to the Washington Post, the new re-analysts of the studies in connection to the nature of the dinosaur blood has been published by a paleontologist affiliated to the Stony Brook University. The researcher has retaken into consideration a past study, whose results suggested that the dinosaurs were cold blooded and which was published by the journal Science in 2014. Still, the new re-analysis of the 2014 study, the paper that paleontologist Michael D’Emic has recently published also in the journal Science, indicates the fact that through the veins of the gigantic reptiles that ruled over Earth more than 60 million years ago war blood ran, just as the situation looks in the present days, with moth of the currently living animals.
“The study that I re-analyzed was remarkable for its breadth – the authors compiled an unprecedented dataset on growth and metabolism from studies of hundreds of living animals,”
Dr. Michael D’Emic has commented on the matter, through a press release. However, he added that after he reconsidered the situation and the facts brought forth by the 2014 Science report, the dinosaurs looked exactly like the present time mammals, from the point of view of their blood nature.
The scientific report published by Science in 2014 uncovered the fact that, even if dinosaurs were cold blooded, as it was thought by the authors of that study, they had the capacity of heating in order to perform different actions.
Paleontologist Michael D’Emic has added that he does not regard his recent re-analysis as a factor to lower the importance of the 2014 Science report. He emphasized the fact that the previous study is one of the most complex on the matter, bringing together a huge amount of scientific data, comparing modern times animals to dinosaur fossils.
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