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Re: 100% goose-free responses (longish and eggy, though)



At 11:19 PM 6/7/00 -0400, John Bois wrote:
nesters simply because big things are easier to find.  Ostriches are very
good at hiding, but they depend on a medium which did not exist, i.e.,
grass.  ...

You keep forgetting: bracken fern is every bit as good as grass for hiding.

Again, a change in dentition has been observed.  Dental diversification
increases in the latter part of the Cretaceous: from specialized
insectivorous to omnivorous types.

Among *mammals*. This completely ignores the non-mammalian egg predators, which may have been more diverse prior to the Tertiary.


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