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Re: Why did small dinos become extinct?

I have wondered why tehre was not a mass exctinction to go with the really hot period at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary. What went extinct then?

Also, were there not fairly good sized carnivorous feathered dinos, aka toothed predator birds, running around atleast until then?

Dora Smith
Austin, TX
----- Original Message ----- From: "David Marjanovic" <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>
To: "DML" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 7:03 AM
Subject: Re: Why did small dinos become extinct?

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).

they did.

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