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On Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at 01:11 PM, Ken Carpenter wrote:
There is no doubted that there were mountain-dwelling dinosaurs
since life invades any suitable place. Yet, for the most part, we will
never know who these dinosaurs are because mountains are areas of
erosion, not deposition. The right place at the right time holds true
over geologic time, although not necessarily for shorter intervals.
For example, mammoth bones have been found in the high mountains
regions of Colorado. But since these mountains are eroding, in a few
million years all trace of these mammoths are likely to disappear.
This is the greatest bummer of them all, of course...
Could the dinosaurs we know also have been mountain dwellers, or is
that just something else we'll never be able to conclude?