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Re: The Final Days



----- Original Message -----
From: "T. Michael Keesey" <mightyodinn@yahoo.com>
To: <Kashman7@aol.com>; <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 10:47 PM
Subject: Re: The Final Days


> --- Kashman7@aol.com wrote:
> > I keep hearing over and over that the dinosaur's huge food requirements
were
> > paramount in letting them fall at the K-T while birds, reptiles and
> > amphibeans survived.
> > Yet, large crocodilians seem to have made passage over the gap. Or were
they
> > all decended from smaller survivors.
> >
> > Has anyone done a study of what dinosaur species closest approached the
> > boundary that were small? Say, less than 3 meters in length? Even
duck-sized
> > dinosaurs, if any at that time. Heck, ducks made it accross.
>
> People often say that non-avian dinosaurs went extinct at the K/T
noubdary,
> which is true, but it's more accurate to say that non-neornithean
ornithodirans
> went extinct (unless _Ornithodira_ is an unnatural group ... then
> non-neornithean dinosaurs would be more accurate). There were plenty of
> non-neornithean avians in the Maastrichtian (enantiornitheans,
> hesperornithiforms, ichthyornithiforms) which seem to have perished
alongside
> most of the other dinosaurs. Many of these were under duck size.
>
> (Of course, some use _Aves_ as a crown group, in which case "non-avian
> dinosaurs" would be accurate -- kinda confusing....)
>
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> If you would refrain from those stuped semi-english words and just use the
agreed language you may even understand what you mean by non- --ed -- us and
pehaps it might become readable for someone who uses the word kut for cunt
and the word dinosaurus for dinosaur.

Fred Ruhe.