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Re: Nocturnal crocs?
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From: "John Bois" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: Nocturnal crocs?
> Increased wetland habitat in Eocene. Andors (ref. if needed) cites
> studies showing more humid/wetland/swamp/whatever habitat in both Eu and
> NA. When these continents switched to drier climates, Gastornithids
> (Diatryma back in 1988) fossils disappear.
> Extant ratites exploit vast _grasslands_. Wetlands do not exsit in past
> vastness. Look, this is an hypothesis. I don't know if it is true.
What little I know is that Messel and Geiseltal were forests (rainforests
AFAIK) next to a lake, but not wetlands. (Only animals that somehow reached
the lake bottom are preserved.) Both *Gastornis* and a phorusracid are known