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This is more of a geophysical question than a strict dinosaur one, but I hope 
you'll bear with me.

Would it be accurate to say that the present Gulf of Mexico is equivalent to, 
although smaller than, the "shallow inland sea" that ran north to south 
across this continent during much of the Mesozoic, separating the young 
Rockies from the eastern half of the continent?  Am I safe to assume that it 
could be considered as the last remnant of that sea?  Are there any estimates 
as to the depth range of that ancient inland sea?  


Skip Dahlgren
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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
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-ex-archaeologist; lifelong afficionado of dinosaurs and their latter-day kin