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Re: South Dakota fossil yields new dinosaur species
On Mon, 2 May 2005, Eric Allen wrote:
> > Discovery of the flat-headed member of the
> > pachycephalosaur family changes
> > the view of dinosaur history during the final days
> > of the Cretaceous Period
> > 66 million years ago, showing that family trees were
> > still evolving even as
> > the entire dinosaur world was about to go extinct,
> > the Children's Museum of
> > Indianapolis said in announcing the find.
> So dinosaurs continued to diversify and evolve right
> up to when they went extinct... Where's the surprise
> in that?
It would argue against notions that populations were afflicted with
disease or some other debilitant such that the Big One pushed them
over the edge.