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Re: Word from the sole "non-stealthy egg" believer.
From: Ronald Orenstein <email@example.com>
> Please provide me with one new egg predator
> appearing close enough to the K-T that beat mechanisms that had kept
> dinosaurs going in the presence of mammals for well over 100 million
Of course he will be unable to, since there aren't any.
I am fairly well familiar with the Lancian faunas of the American
mid-West, and I can say with certainty that no new likely egg predators
appeared in the last third of the Late Maastrichtian.
In fact only a small handful of new placental mammals appeared in that
interval (only two or three or so genera, if my memory serve me right).
Indeed, one of these, _Purgatorius_, being a small, arboreal insectivore,
would be more likely to take the occasional *bird* egg from nests in
the trees than it would be to tackle the *huge* eggs of such dinos as
_Triceratops_ and _Edomontosaurus_. (Think - could a tree shrew eat
an ostrich egg?? I think not).
The peace of God be with you.