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Re: Gansus Bird-Dino Connection - Penn Press Release

From: Patti Kane-Vanni <pkv1@erols.com>
Date: Fri Jun 16 10:37:09 CDT 2006
To: Dinosaur Mailing List <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Subject: Gansus Bird-Dino Connection - Penn Press Release

>The Early Bird Caught the Fish: Fossils Depict Aquatic Origins of 
>Near-Modern Birds 115 Million Years Ago
>June 15, 2006

> What remains a mystery for now, according to the researchers, is how the 
> amphibious lifestyle of birds like Gansus helped enable them to survive the 
> cataclysmic end of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

Ugh!  A bigger mystery is how they know these birds were not able to diversify 
into other niches in the 50 my until the K/T.