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Re: why larger?



In a message dated 97-02-17 11:56:06 EST, you write:

> Cope's Law:  in any given lineage, organisms tend to increase in size 
>  over time.  For example, horses and elephants.
>  

Yes but what about the _pygmy_ Mastadons that persisted on Rabgel Island
until about 4Ka (6Ka longer than their  full sized counterparts elsewhere in
N.America and/or Asia)

At least that's what I have heard!

Regards,
Thomas R. Lipka
Paleontological/Geological Studies