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Re: Survival into the Paleocene
Chubut Province, Argentina. Seymour Island. Anywhere near the
subantarctic. Plant communities in the far southern hemisphere show far
more complete recovery than those in the north at the K/T. Some of the non
avian dinosaurs on those habitats may have been adapted to harsh
conditions, like cool and dark, as well. If there were any burrowing taxa
down there, say little ornithischians or troodontids or what not, they may
have had a chance to live a little while into the Danian. But they would
be surpassingly rare, making it highly improbable that we'd ever find one.
Senior Principal Preparator
American Museum of Natural History
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On 6/2/15 10:42 AM, "email@example.com"
>Current exposures especially those with the K-Pg event horizon are the
>best places to look but large exposures are not so easy to come by
>without serious excavating. Best formations to look are those that begin
>in the latest Cretaceous and contain into the earliest Paleocene without
>The Fort Union Formation in Montana, Wyoming & North Dakota; the Hell
>Creek Formation; come to mind.
>---- Poekilopleuron <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Good day,
>> I wonder if there's a chance of non-avian dinosaur survival into the
>> Paleocene for the time long enough to provide us with non-reworked
>> fossils? I suppose some dinosaur species lived for at least a few
>> thousands of years into the Cenozoic era. What is the chance that we
>> find their fossils in case their populations were not too numerous?
>> you, Tom