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Re: Theory of Non-Avian Dino Extinction

At 07:19 PM 3/22/97 -0500, bruce thompson wrote:
>        But were those regions very cold back then?  I have heard of
>dinosaur fossils found in the arctic.  But I have also heard of 
>Mesozoic palm tree fossils found there, too.
They were not as cold as now, but still quite chilly by animal standards.

The last estimate I saw for the Maastrichtian North Slope was an average
annual temperature of a few degrees above freezing.  Factoring in the lack
of sunlight for several months, and you get freezing temperatures in the
winter, almost certainly.

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