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Re: Could insects have caused dinosaur extinctions?

Now that's impressive. From 'insects may have used chemical weapons during the Mesozoic' to 'insects may have helped drive dinosaurs to extinction'. An olympic pole-vaulter would be envious of such a leap.

wasn't that the premise behind the book "Dust" a while back? the insect populations undergo periodic drops, causing mass extinctions by the chaos of other critters (ie spiders and bats) trying to fill insect niches.

And who thinks of the poor ammonites and mosasaurs and coccolithophores and bennettites and whatnots?

side effects/casualties, obviously! they died off because there were no more dinosaurs.

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