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Re: cause of Gigantism in sauropods
On 2/10/2011 5:57 PM, Raptorial Talon wrote:
I do note that giant theropods tend to come from the same ecosystems
as giant sauropods; rarely is this not the case. If being big allows a
theropod to kill a sauropod more easily, we would expect to see giant
theropods cropping up alongside smaller sauropods before seeing giant
sauropods alongside giant theropods
I am sorry to go back on my word here, but this is COMPLETELY illogical.
Just to be clear -- you are claiming that the association of giant these
(predator) and giant thoses (prey) is actually evidence they did NOT
evolve in tandem? No typo here?
Further -- YOU might expect to see a predator evolve to a size larger
than it needs to be just because the kill itself is 'easier'(thereby
outracing the prey in the predator-prey relationship), but I certainly
Could you clarify exactly who "we" is?