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RE: Scarcity of creatous birds (was Re: seeds and pterosaurs)
On Thursday, September 09, 1999 11:30 AM, HPBredow@aol.com
> According to David Norman in "Prehistoric Life" fossils of the early reptile
> Hylonomus were found in fossilized tree stumps.(still a valid view?).
> be a possiblity for finding these small critters, but I think normally they
> were to agile to be caught that way.
These Carbonaceous finds were due to special circumstances, not likely to be
found in the K. If I remember correctly, the trees in question were lycopods,
or at any rate something which was rigid at the periphery but rotted quickly in
the interior, creating hollow stumps. The extensive swamps of the period were
also probably not as common in the K. link