Thin-sections of limb bones reveal patterns of blood supply, degree of remodeling, and calcified cartilage growth plates that signal fast-growth and precocity for baby Rapetosaurus. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the April 22, 2016 issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by K.C. Rogers at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and colleagues was titled, "Precociality in a tiny titanosaur from the Cretaceous of Madagascar."
K. Curry Rogers, M. Whitney, M. D'Emic, and B. Bagley
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