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Re: Armadillos at the K/T! (long)
In a message dated 10/5/01 8:09:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > > I should also mention the
> > > pterosaurs from Chile that nested in the desert (as some seabirds in
> > > region do today...
> > Not sure what you mean here.
> They fished at sea and nested far away in a desert. Today some seabirds
> in the Atacama for the same reason. I'll have to dig up a ref, but AFAIK it
> was reported on an SVP meeting too.
And let us not forget the north Pacific murrelets (_Brachyramphus spp._),
which live most of their lives at sea but nest in the relatively
predator-rich forest. When the chicks are ready to leave the nest, they have
to drop (!) to the forest floor and run (!) to the shore to join their