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Percentage of species/fossil ratio?
To the paleontologists on the list:
I know that it is a very rare event when dinosaur remains are fossilized
and survive to be detected by us. Is it possible to determine what
percentage of dinosaur species are recognized in the fossil record? How
likely is it that a particular dinosaur species will never be known to
mankind because none of its remains were fossilized and so can never be
found? Is there any way to determine this? Has anyone ever tried to make an
estimate of this kind?
Thanks in advance for answers to these questions.