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RE: Dinosaur Art & Q's

>On Wed, 21 Apr 1999, Dane Carlson wrote:
>> Failure? hmmm... I guess that ruffles my feathers as well. Mankind 
may have
>> progressed (seemingly) to a more advanced state. But will our race 
>> as long as they did?

--------and then Mike wrote:
>Kind of unfair to pit one species (subspecies, even) against a huge,
>diverse taxon like Dinosauria. Now if you compare, say, Mammalia to
>Dinosauria, it evens out a bit (as they've both been around about 
the same
>amount of time).
>--T. Mike Keesey                                    
>THE DINOSAURICON                               


especially given the fact that most single species of dinosaur lasted 
no longer than 3 million years before it had evolved into something 

"On average, a species of dinosaur endured two or three million years 
before becoming extinct and being replaced by a new species."
(The Dinosaur Heresies, by Bob Bakker, Ph.d, pg. 184.)


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