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Re: Why Did Mammals Survive the 'K/T Extinction'?
<<It seems like Dr. Holtz' explanation is at least as good an explanation,
if not better, for why birds survived but large dinosaurs did not.>>
There's a paper on KT-grilled non-birdy dinos available on-line, should it
be of interest, and it provides some consideration on why some birdies and
charming furry critters weren't among the meat being broiled or baked. A
pdf can be conjured up from the abstract webpage.
Robertson DS, McKenna MC, Owen BT, Hope S & Lillegraven JA, 2004, Survival
in the first hours of the Cenozoic, Geological Society of America Bulletin,
116 (5/6), p.760-768.