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Re: Why non-avian dinosaurs weren't able to survive

On 11/23/2015 04:53 PM, Dann Pigdon wrote:
> I expect extinction is never clearly 'this' or 'that', but rather 'a bit of 
> this' in combination with 'a bit 
> of that' with a dash of 'something else' thrown into the mix. Life doesn't 
> survive a billion years of 
> continuous descent without having a suite of survival mechanisms at its 
> disposal.

Well, breathing in ash, and soot through that 20 foot long neck and then
needed to eat nearly all day to maintain your bodysize while the plant
life was dieing all around you and not regenerating might have put the
Sauropods to their death pretty darn quick through an easy enough to
understand mechanism.