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Re: Hesperornis sp. nov.
In a message dated 11/15/02 1:21:33 PM Pacific Standard Time,
<< All the early neorniths _are_ shorebirds, after all (except maybe for that
This is almost certainly the result of preservational bias. Most Mesozoic
sedimentary rock was laid down in aquatic deposits. Dry land is ordinarily
where sediment-bearing water flows away from, not to. We'll probably never
find fossils of Mesozoic land birds unless they straggled from time to time
into shoreline areas.