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Re: Dinosaur egg-laying contributed to extinction?



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

A news story on the Nature site about the article and another paper
also not yet available on the Biology Letters site.

http://www.nature.com/news/dinosaurs-grew-to-outpace-their-young-1.10465

Sookias, R. B., Benson, R. B. J. & Butler, R. J. (in press). Biology,
not environment, drives major patterns in maximum tetrapod body size
through time. Biology Letters.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2012.0060


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A news release from the University of Zurich. The paper in Biology
Letters has not been posted yet on the website.

Egg-laying beginning of the end for dinosaurs

http://www.mediadesk.uzh.ch/articles/2012/Dinos-ausgestorben_en.html


Daryl Codron, Chris Carbone, Dennis W. H. Müller, and Marcus Clauss.
Ontogenetic niche shifts in dinosaurs influenced size, diversity and
extinction in terrestrial vertebrates. Biology Letters. April 18,
2012. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2012.0240