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Re: SMALL ANIMALS?



In a message dated 95-11-30 08:24:54 EST, dwn194@soton.ac.uk (D.W.Naish)
writes:

>When you average the mass of all mammalian species (over 4000 species), the
>'average' comes in at less than 500 g.. BCF might predict a similar result
>for
>dinosaurs. George?
>
>

It could indeed. How is this average computed? Over all species, or over all
_individuals_ (i.e., each species weighted for abundance)? If the former,
then large species would be disproportionately overrepresented.