Hot and Cold: Dinosaur Blood Couldn't Make Up its Mind

June 12, 2014 8:20 PM

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Hot and Cold: Dinosaur Blood Couldn't Make Up its Mind

It seems that dinosaurs couldn't make up their minds. Neither were they cold-blooded like modern reptiles, nor warm-blooded like mammals and birds, but rather an in-between rarely seen nowadays, researchers say.

Dinosaurs are currently classified as reptiles, and so scientists assumed that in all their 135 million years roaming the planet, their body temperatures depended on the climate. However, birds are considered modern day dinosaurs and they are warm-blooded, meaning they control their own body tempera...

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