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Re: Temperatures



>   Anybody know what the avg. temperature was for each period of the Mesozoic?

The Cretaceous was 80 million years or so long.  An average over this
interval is about as useful as an average Cenozoic temperature.

What I believe you are getting at is "what is the estimated average
temperature of the environment associated with the major fossil finds (i.e.,
Chinle, Morrison, Tendaguru, Wealden, et.c)?"



Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
Email:Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
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