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Re: Moasaurus

In a message dated 2/12/01 9:22:26 PM, meagle@akmuseum.org.nz writes:

<< Was it really a "bird", or was it a true dinosaur (perhaps many times

derived?), continuing to eek out an existance in a refugium that was once

part of Gondwana, now known as New Zealand (and by the cinema as "The Lost

World")? >>

It's a true bird. After all it has no teeth, a horney beak, and is still 
here. New Zealand was reduced to a few tiny islands during the Eocene and 
Oligocene, which were unable to support large, warm blooded life forms.

eric l.