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Re: why larger?

In a message dated 97-02-17 11:43:50 EST, lonid@netone.com (kmh) writes:

<< Okay, I follow the logic up until this point.  Byt WHY would they be
 replaced by LARGER decendants of their smaller relations?  Why "larger?" >>

Because it was their larger relatives that were eliminated in the
hypothesized extinction event. The niches occupied by the larger animals
would be left vacant and eminently fillable by larger descendants of the
smaller relations, if such were to evolve.