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Re: "Oxygen Helped Mammals Grow, Study Finds"
In article <BAY101-F36EC0BF3508ADDB6BB03B0988F0@phx.gbl>, Tim Williams
> This may be a daft question, but I had heard/read that oxygen levels were
> relatively high during the Permian. This allowed large flying insects
> (_Meganeura_) to thrive during this period, owing to the higher oxygen
> tension in the atmosphere.
The combustibility of organics is quite sensitive to ppO2. [Well
established in sat.diving, by body count.] I would think this has potential
for fossil record implications.
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Written at Fri, 30 Sep 2005 21:54 +0100
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