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Re: K/T survivors



"Bonnie Blackwell, x 3332" <bonn@qcvaxa.acc.qc.edu wrote:

>I have noted that most of the surviving large animals seem to be animals
>that were capable of hibernating or going for long periods of time in a
>semi-hibernation state.  Crocs for example can go for several months
>reputedly without eating.  Many reptiles hibernate.  Being dormant
>or buried in mud for the duration of the impact and its immediate 
>after effects would be a definite advantage.  That of course,
>does not explain the bird survival!

Who is to say that birds did not have hibernation adaptations back at the
K/T boundary?  We should not presume that birds back then (K/T) have
similar behaviours as modern birds.

Darren