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RE: Loch Ness
I think the idea that made the most sense to me was of the giant fish,
or someone's over-active immagination. The idea of giant prehistoric
life in the loch was neat but...there's hardly any evidence for it...
But still, the topic of extinct life surviving to today is
I hate to drag out the subject of the Loch Ness monster, or even
plesiosaurs out on this list longer, but it may be worth mentioning that it
there IS some kind of large animal that lives in the loch or visits the loch
that looks something like a plesiosaur, convergent evolution may be a more
plausible solution then plesiosaurs surviving since the late Cretaceous without
any traces at all in the fossil record. If a long necked, small headed, round
bodied design worked for plesiosaurs, they may have worked at a much later
time for some mammal group.
Thanks again to all who sent me the measurments I requested on the
Niobrara birds, and for reminding me about Padian and Chiappe's Biological