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Re: more dinosaur extinction stuff
From Flyinggoat@aol.com Sat Jul 30 23:10:06 1994
>... Instead of why did the dinosaurs go extinct I wondered why
> did the mammals, lizards, fish, birds etc survive the same calamity?
It is fairly simple, really. In all of the big extinctions,
generalists and opportunists do well, specialists do poorly.
Also, large animals do poorly, and small ones do better. (This
is actually a special case of the above, as large animals are
almost always specialists in one way or another).
The peace of God be with you.