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Re: Why did small dinos become extinct?



I thought there was also evidence of a fungal spike. What eats fungus? (With
a little butter...)
Scott Perry
High Mountain Writers' House
Irasburg, VT
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "john hunt" <john.bass@ntlworld.com>
To: <philipchalmers@blueyonder.co.uk>; <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 4:50 PM
Subject: RE: Why did small dinos become extinct?


>
> I don't think we are anywhere near a definitive answer to your question.
> There are still a number of unanswered questions and not even a consensus
on
> the cause of the KT extinction (I don't think Keller is as loony as Martin
> and the rest of the BANDits).
>
> One thing that has been missed so far is that a lot of the survivors could
> have hibernated and slept through the extinction (mammals/snakes/lizards)
> depending on how quick the extinction was.
>
> If you accept the global de-vegetation theory it is possible to postulate
a
> fast extinction of all large animals (bigger than a cat), everything that
> was not an insectivore, as there must have been a bug spike to go with the
> fern spike.
>
> Not sure how the crocs made it through though.
>