[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: Cretaceous Dicynodonts was Re Triassic mammal-like reptiles?
Jean-Michel BENOIT wrote:
> I said "Temnosdpondyl remains have been found in Cretaceous formations ",
> can't remember exactly the period, but I think the genus is *Koolasuchus*
Australia is well known for its relict populations (even to the
First came the Jurassic *Austropelor wadleyi* from Queensland. "The
dating's all wrong", grumbled the critics. "Everyone knows laby's became
extinct in the Triassic." Then further laby' remains were found
elsewhere, and the near-complete *Siderops kehli* (also from the
Jurassic of Queensland) set the record straight.
Then Early Cretaceous laby' remains turned up in Victoria (*Koolasuchus
cleelandi*). "The dating's all wrong", grumbled the critics. "Everyone
knows MOST laby's became extinct in the Triassic - expect for those rare
Jurassic freaks." Once again, those stodgy old palaeontologists had
to revise their theories. :)
If you ask me, if any sort of fossil turns up in Australia that
post-dates their apparent extinction in other parts of the world (ie.
Dicynodonts), then it'd probably save a lot of time and trouble just to
accept it and move on. Australian fauna has always been a weird lot...
GIS / Archaeologist http://heretichides.soffiles.com
Melbourne, Australia http://www.geocities.com/dannsdinosaurs