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Re: Why Did Mammals Survive the 'K/T Extinction'?
An additional factor not mentioned in the news article (but possibly in
their research) is that tiny mammals need only find a tiny bit of food in
absolute terms (grams), even if they need a relatively large amount (grams
food/grams of mammal) due to high metabolic rate. And it would have been
easier to find crumbs than a banquet.
Paul Heinrich wrote:
> Probing Question: Why did mammals survive the 'K/T extinction'?
> Thursday by Nick Bascom, Research/Penn State, January 28, 2010
> Why Did Mammals Survive the 'K/T Extinction'? Science Daily
> January 31, 2010,
> Paul Heinrich
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