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Re: late night thoughts: misunderstand what?
Not being argumentative, David; just curious. Would you mind being more
specific about what I misunderstand? Even when corrected for what I consider to
be minor errors, the data you quote don't seem to me to contradict the original
> I understand that consensus is that when T. rex proper was in full flower
> sauropods were getting kind of scarce... might have been one prey/predator
> race where the predator won. Maybe Horner is right in that they were down
> and out at the end; but only if they had run out of the good stuff, in my
> opinion. }:D.
- North America seems to have lost all of its sauropods at the end of the
Cenomanian (though the bad fossil record between the Cenomanian and the
Campanian may be fooling us). That's _thirty million years_ before the first
*Tyrannosaurus*. In the Campanian, "*Alamosaurus*" turns up (though it
apparently stays in the southern part of the continent), and _then_ we get
- Asia seems to have had sauropods all the way to the end of the Cretaceous;
the appearance of *Tyrannosaurus* does not seem to have made a difference.