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Re: feathered ornithopods?

>>That[polar location]'s got to have an effect on
temperature (i.e. downwards).<<

Very true.  Eocene polar forests (from that time after the Earth was shot to
hell) were tropical/deciduous.  The trees had very broad leaves, as in modern
rainforests, but lost them during the six-month night they experienced up past
the Arctic Circle.  Remember that the Eocene was actually _warmer_ than the
Cretaceous, so it's perfectly logical to expect the Earth's poles being a bit