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Re: WWD - layman's view
>Lypleurodon - marine giant with large flippers
Actually, it's Liopleurodon.
>Coelusuchus - old reptile that lived in Antarctic rivers and forest ponds
Koolasuchus- amphibian, weighed half a ton. Evidence that this animal lived
in Australia comes from two 32-inch jaws found in Victoria, Australia.
>BTW, what is this temperate Antarctic forest theory? Is this a stretching
>of the data to account for fossils found in cold regions? Did dinosaurs
>migrate with the seasons?
Well, I've got my handy WWD book here, so I looked up Chapter 5 on the
Antarctic. The book says that abundant coal deposits "full of fossilized
conifers and ferns" indicate the existence of forests. It shows a picture
of a pertrified 100-million-year-old tree at Curio Bay in New Zealand.
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