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Re: Non-dinosaurian surprise

Thanks a lot for the link!!!

> Oh man, this will put so much water on the mills of
> the "waitoreke" entusiasts...

Not to mention the kaureke! :o)

> The interesting thing is, still, that the lineage was
> competed out of existence

What makes you think so? Shouldn't that be among the last possibilities to 
consider here?

> * Apparently, conventional bats could not compete with
> NZ insectivorous birds, so that the endemic bat
> lineage was driven down on the ground where they do
> most their foraging now

Why can't it be the other way around -- that in NZ the niche for insectivorous 
mammals was rather empty, so the bats, which had no competition, filled it?
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