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Re: mammal mystery



In a message dated 97-02-17 21:31:36 EST, sampaula@pacificrim.net (Sam
Girouard) writes:

<< Thus, more really small warm-blooded species went extinct than the
 really huge ones (this is from the work of Archibald and Bryant, I have the
 ref.). And ectotherms, regardless of size, rode it out comparitively nicely
 (example: Champsosaurus was Upper Cretaceous (?Campanian) till into the
 Eocene, I think) >>

The point is that >all< the big species became extinct, but enough small
species remained to repopulate the earth with big species in the aftermath.