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Re: dinosaur graveyard



> 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.

Well, if the terrain was flat as alleged, there wouldn't be one particular spot 
to gather.
Also, if it was a flash flood, there would have been no time for them to 
gather, if it flooded slowly - well there would need to be an explanation as to 
how it could flood slowly given drainage rates and such, while still preventing 
the animals from reaching a safer spot.

--- On Wed, 6/23/10, Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au> wrote:

> From: Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au>
> Subject: Re: dinosaur graveyard
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 3:26 PM
> 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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>      Australian Dinosaurs
> Melbourne, Australia         
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