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Re: K-T selection event
On Sun, 25 May 1997, bruce thompson wrote:
> But as to the survival of
> mammals and birds, I think it had something to do with the fact that they
> were seed-eaters and insectivores. Cockroaches and plants with small seeds
> obviously survived, and so then did the animals that fed on them. How many
> insect- or small seed- eating dinosaurs were there?
Then what do you say to recent molecular-clock findings that suggest that
_most_ modern bird families (and I suppose their various characters and
dietary requirments) made it across the K/T?
Also, mammal teeth were more diverse than you suggest.