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Re: rampant speculation



----- Original Message -----
From: <Dinogeorge@aol.com>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2001 7:02 AM
Subject: Re: rampant speculation

> << The basic question, though, is: could small to medium sized ornithopods
> have been in competition with at least partially herbivorous
coelurosaurians
> in the Cretaceous, leading to a decline in numbers and diversity of the
> former? >>
>
> You might also consider competition from herbivorous mammals.

Which herbivorous mammals? Multituberculates? How far off am I when I write
"too small and too specialized"? (Just in case someone brings up
ungulates -- there were none in Cretaceous Asia:
http://www.cmnh.org/fun/dinosaur-archive/2001May/msg00796.html)