Skip to comments.How Did Dinosaurs Sleep?
Posted on 10/11/2012 1:09:07 AM PDT by Renfield
Bone by bone and study by study, paleontologists are learning more than ever before about dinosaurs. But there are still many aspects about prehistoric biology that we know little about. In fact, some of the simplest facets of dinosaur lives remain elusive.
For one thing, we dont know much at all about how dinosaurs slept. Did Apatosaurus doze standing up or kneel down to rest? Did tyrannosaurs use their tiny, muscular arms to push themselves off the ground after a nap? And, given the discovery of so many enfluffled dinosaurs, did fuzzy dinosaurs ever cuddle up together to stay warm on chilly Mesozoic nights?
Since we cant observe living non-avian dinosaurs directly, some of these questions have to remain in the realm of speculation. But a handful of fossils have shown us that at least some dinosaurs curled up just like birds. In 2004, Xing Xu and Mark Norell described the tiny, early Cretaceous dinosaur Mei longa feathery troodontid dinosaur with big eyes and a little switchblade claw on each foot. What made Mei special, though, was the way the dinosaur was preserved....
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It’s 65 in my house this morning. How nice if all the byos were curled up unconscious until it warmed up ...
You mean like in the Spring? ;-)
I did suggest to Tom, the extremely large son, that if he crawled in a hole this month and came out in March, he’d find himself thin!
How Did Dinosaurs Sleep?Uh... Any way they wanted too!
'cause you know what they say... you snooze, you lose. :-)
I’d be thin if I could sleep all I want!
They kept having nightmares of Helen Thomas...
shame on you!
Sleep Number Beds, of course!
I’ll bet they didn’t sleep long but when they did it was deep !
I’ve always wondered how dinosaurs drank. Did they dip/siphon like hoofed animals, did they drink like birds (fill beak, lift head), or did they simply eat diets of succulents, while carnivores got their water requirements met by the body fluids and blood of their prey? Inquiring minds want to know...
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