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Re: Burrowing/hibernating mammals have lower extinction risk
Clint Boyd wrote:
> Understood Tim. I agree, it is fun to speculate on these
> things. I just
> wanted to point out that "fully" fossorial
> behavior can only really be
> hypothesized for one taxon right now.
Yep - can't argue with that Clint. _Zephyrosaurus_ and _Orodromeus_ show some
characters to suggest that they *might* be diggers: "Although associated
burrows are currently unknown for _Zephyrosaurus_ and _Orodromeus_, the
skeletal features shared by all the three Montana hypsilophodonts suggest that
the clade may have been specialized for digging." (Varricchio et al., 2007).
> I also wanted to vent about the Drinker material. This
> stuff is "supposed"
> to have lots of cool and interesting stuff about it, but
> its like a magic
> trick where we're all supposed to believe without
> seeing how its done. :)
Hey, vent away! :-) But I think you're being a little fastidious by insisting
that people show you actual DATA in support of their claims. Me, I just
believe everything I'm told.