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Mammalian diversity in the dinosaur age

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by DavidBrown, 14 Feb 2015.

  1. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Moderator Staff Member

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    There is a species of eutrichonodontid called Repenoramus which was found with a young Psittacosaurus in its stomach... Mammals were not simply innocent victims of dinosaur predation...
     
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    That's very cool. It seems likely that mammals were a lot more active and diverse in dinosaur days than the popular view of them portrays.

    Here is a story about mammals eating dinosaurs: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/when-mammals-ate-dinosaurs-129282708/?no-ist
     
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    Pretty cool! Not surprised that some of these fossils are coming out of China. Lots of great recent discoveries are from China, and so much of the place is still unexplored. If I went into paleontology I would totally try to study there, ha ha.