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Re: Deccan Traps

This is very interesting, and reading your post a question suddenly popped into my mind.
I am wondering if we have enough material (teeth and eggs) in these intertrappan deposits to determine if there was an entire dinosaur ecosystem there (herbivores and predators) or maybe it was mainly just herbivores (perhaps using certain lava fields as nesting grounds for whatever reasons)? Just a thought.
Cheers, Ken
From: "Rob Gay" <rob_redwing@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: rob_redwing@hotmail.com
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Deccan Traps
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 05:38:08

A little bit late, but none the less topical, I just picked up an old
article from JVP, describing the occurance of dinosaur eggs, shells and
teeth from intertrappean and lameta formations. I would think that this
would not only have implications on the time of dinosaur repopulation in the
Deccan (as HP Kinman had said), but also how much the Deccan Traps were
indeed affecting the local fauna. However, this article is farily old
(1987), so maybe this has been refuted by now. Anyways, just thought I'd
throw this out there.

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