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




On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, Stanley Friesen wrote:

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

It's not obvious to me what role bracken plays/played now or then.  Stan,
could you spell it out a bit more.  i thought this plant was limited in
its range--although I've heard of desert bracken.

> >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.

True.