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thermoregulation and K/T extinction
>On Wed, 10 Apr 1996, Tony Mills wrote:
>> This would tie in neatly with the extinctions of those animals
>> which needed the most food (those over 25 kg) or cold blooded
>> (unable to keep warm during the plunging temperatures)
>Cold-blooded? But crocodiles, lizards, snakes, and turtles all
>survived! Or do you mean the big ocean-going cold-bloods?
>> Tony Mills
>Pacific Lutheran University
>Tacoma, WA 98447
Ooops... yes.. most of the animals that survived were cold blooded..
What I meant was cold blooded 25kg + (which was most of the animal
biomass at the time). I don't think mammals had got to the 25KG+
size by the time the dinosaurs became extinct.
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