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Re: (correction)Information Request

In a message dated 97-10-15 03:10:35 EDT, akins@msu.oscs.montana.edu writes:

<< A better wording would be "dinosaurs never went extinct".  Sorry 
 if it was confusing in any way. >>

Actually, most dinosaurs >did< become extinct, vanishing throughout the
Mesozoic well before the famous K-T extinction. Cenozoic birds are
essentially a single dinosaur subclade that survived that K-T extinction.
Perhaps what you meant to say was, "Dinosaurs are not extinct, because there
are still extant members of the dinosaur clade."