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Re: K-T Theories
A virus could contribute to an extinction of a single species or even several
closely related species without actually causing the extinction itself, by
temporarily reducing the host population so that it can't withstand a second
challenge from a different source. But I'd be mighty skeptical of a virus
afflicting such a range of species as vanished at the K/T. --Merritt
Clifton, editor, ANIMAL PEOPLE.