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Re: dinosaur graveyard



On Thu, Jun 24th, 2010 at 2:58 AM, Ian Paulsen <birdbooker@zipcon.net> wrote:

> http://www.livescience.com/animals/largest-dinosaur-graveyard-100623.html

"It's unlikely that these animals could tread water for very long, so the scale 
of the carnage must 
have been breathtaking," Eberth said.

Who said the art of punning was dead? :-)

"This treasure trove provides the first solid evidence that some horned 
dinosaur herds were much 
larger than previously thought, with numbers easily in the high hundreds to low 
thousands..."

Unless many smaller (and usually separate) groups had gathered at what they 
thought would be 
higher ground, or were caught unawares on their way there. Fossilised remains 
may provide 
insights into how creatures *died*, but not necessarily how they *lived*. 
Unusual circumstances 
(such as a mega-storm) may well have resulted in unusual behaviour.

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Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj
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