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Re: The Permian-Triassic Extinction

Folks, I've not got time to argue about it today.

Dora Smith
Austin, TX
----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael J. Balsai" <vze3vhpv@verizon.net>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2006 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: The Permian-Triassic Extinction

><<Actually, there were dinosaurs in the Permian. But they were small >and
not very specialized at that point.   The highly evolved premammalian
reptiles held dominion.>>

Actually, there weren't, Dora. The earliest known dinosaurs are from some
of the Middle Triassic localities. There were small reptiles during the
Permian, but no dinosaurs are among them. Either re-read whatever it was or
throw it away.

I would agree with this and was baffled by the claim for dinosaurs in the Permian.


Mike Balsai