Dinosaurs have a physiology different from that of the modern world
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The researchers found that dinosaurs were neither warm-blooded nor cold-blooded animals. They occupied an intermediate position.
Scientists evaluated the metabolism of numerous dinosaurs using a formula based on their body weight. Was assessed 21 species of dinosaurs including super predators Tyrannosaurus and allosaurus, long-necked Apatosaurus, duckbilled Tenontosaurus and Troodon as well as a number of mammals, birds, bony fishes, sharks, lizards, snakes and crocodiles.
Biologist and ecologist Brian Enqvist of the University of Arizona commented: "Our results showed that the rate of growth and metabolism of dinosaurs is not characteristic of warm-blooded or cold-blooded organisms. They do not behave like mammals or birds, and yet they act like reptiles or fish. Instead, they showed an intermediate growth rate and metabolism. In short, they have a physiology, which is not common in the modern world."