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Re: Re: dinosaur environs
>Amado Narvaez asked (01/11/96; 11:03p)
>>Would I be correct in telling my students that just as most people
>>see a volcano eruption, neither did most dinosaurs? Granted, one of the
>>extinction theories involves unusual volcanic activity. Just ask the
>>citizens of Pompeii. But by and large, would 9 out of 10 Triceratops
>>have seen a volcano?
>Yes, that would be correct!
>Even for that hypothesis of volcanic eruption and dinosaur extinction,
>the volcanoes would have been in just one small corner of the earth (most
>people suggest India, in particular)--not everywhere.
Actually, Triceratops individuals would be pretty familiar with volcanoes,
what with the Laramide orogeny going on at the time!
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742