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Re: why larger?
>>>Okay, I follow the logic up until this point. Byt WHY would they be
>>>replaced by LARGER decendants of their smaller relations? Why "larger?"
>Cope's Law: in any given lineage, organisms tend to increase in size
>over time. For example, horses and elephants.
Given, of course, exceptions due to extraordinary circumstances,
such as dwarf mammoths and elephants that used to live on certain islands.
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