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Re: Theropod traps




On Thu, 29 Jun 1995, Jerry D. Harris wrote:

> 
>         I'm curious:  today there are tar pits, both the smaller ones in
> California and the pitch lakes near Trinidad, in South America...but I've
> never heard of a fossilized tar pit!  Does anyone know of any?  Or, for
> that matter, a fossil quicksand?  Would that even be recognizeable?

Jerry,
        Could it be possible that there was no tar back in the Mesozoic? 
Does anyone know the age and origin of the oil sepage that formed the tar 
of the known tar pits?

Aaron Feuk
Preparator-On Summer Break,Dept.of Earth Sciences
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Wa 98447

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