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Type: Journal article
Title: Cardiovascular physiology of dinosaurs
Author: Seymour, R.
Citation: Physiology, 2016; 31(6):430-441
Publisher: American Physiological Society
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1548-9213
1548-9221
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Roger S. Seymour
Abstract: Cardiovascular function in dinosaurs can be inferred from fossil evidence with knowledge of how metabolic rate, blood flow rate, blood pressure, and heart size are related to body size in living animals. Skeletal stature and nutrient foramen size in fossil femora provide direct evidence of a high arterial blood pressure, a large four-chambered heart, a high aerobic metabolic rate, and intense locomotion. But was the heart of a huge, long-necked sauropod dinosaur able to pump blood up 9 m to its head?
Keywords: Cardiovascular System
Animals
Humans
Dinosaurs
Body Size
Blood Pressure
Locomotion
Fossils
Description: Published October 5, 2016
Rights: ©2016 Int. Union Physiol. Sci./Am. Physiol. Soc.
DOI: 10.1152/physiol.00016.2016
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP120102081
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