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Re: Why did small dinos become extinct?



And it wasn't just dinosaurs, nobody ever thinks of
the forams!

The forams behaved exactly as expected of them: the planktonic ones mostly died out, as did most of the rest of the plankton, and the benthic (sea-floor) ones took no notice (...only to suffer a major mass extinction 10 million years later, at the Palaeocene-Eocene boundary, when the whole world became really hot, deep sea included).


The idea was that the small flightless predatory dinosaurs did not what was expected of them, and I said that apparently they did.