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Re: Cenozoic dinosaurs???!!!
> I just had someone tell me about a program on The Learning Channel about
> 40 million year old dinosaurs found in Australia. Did anyone see this?
> Is it for real? Or it this another "Mysterious Origins of Man" thing?
I'm an Aussie myself and I haven't heard anything about Cenozoic
dinosaurs. But, interestingly, a few scientists have postulated that
some Aussie dinos may have survived the big K/T crash. This is
because southern Australia was positioned inside the Antarctic Circle
during the Cretaceous and the weather would have been very dark and
probably quite cold during the months-long polar winters. So they
would have been used to dark, cold (?freezing) conditions. A
hypsilophodont specimen from southern Australia shows enlarged eye
sockets and optic lobes - ?adaptations to dark vision.