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Re: Dietary factors & giant land mammals
On Mon, 7 May 2001, Ronald Orenstein wrote:
> >Ironic, then, that the largest extant birds live in, and depend upon,
> This is, of course, a recent artifact - if moas and elephant-birds had
> lasted only a few more centuries your statement would not be true.
Correct. I didn't mean to suggest anything other than irony. And yet, to
see a bird with the mass of a bison or a wilderbeest would be impressive
enough. I suppose there are food processing limitations on this.