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Re: Re-emergence of lost features
>On Fri, 13 Mar 1998, Phillip Bigelow wrote:
>Many hypotheses can be mounted for this extinction. But birds are
>incredibly evolutionarily maleable. In light of the low diversity of
>large bodied birds (roughly one type per southern hemisphere continent),
>something more general must be going on. Whatever this something is, it
>is apparently relaxed on mammal-free islands, eg., elephant birds and moa.
Huh?...then whats with Australasia with Emus, 3 Cassowary species and,
until the Holocene, Mihirungs and giant megapodes?
"We are all Kosh!"