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Re: big crocs
> Since crocs have a considerably different life style than coelurosaurs,
> there is probably a lot more than differences in pineal glands responsible
> for differential survival.
For one thing, by that time crocs had evolved into the semi-aquatic
beasts we know and love today (the only major group left was the
Eucrocodylia - the modern crocs - the terrestrial crocs were long
since gone). [Note, the modern *genus* Crocodylus already existed
at that time, that is how modern crocs were already].
Troodon, and all of the other small theropods, were fully terrestrial
The peace of God be with you.