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Re: Cold-climate plesiosaurs(was Re: Survival)



>Actually there is good evidence that the Early Cretaceous inland
>sea that covered most of Australia contained icebergs at times,
>due to the presence of "dropstones" in marine sediments. Plesiosaur
>and Pliosaur remains (as well as the occasional Mosasaur scrap) are
>known from this period. There are also plesiosaur teeth from fresh
>water locals in South Eastern Australia, well within the Antarctic
>circle at the time.

Well, so much for that objection to Nessie!  Very interesting - though I still
think Loch Ness probably has nothing in it bigger than salmon and
monster-hunters!
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