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Author Topic:   Why is it ALL MOSTLY mammals above the dinosaurs?
Percy
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Message 12 of 56 (865913)
11-02-2019 12:25 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Faith
11-01-2019 11:18 PM


I think this thread is done. The question asked is answered in the very article cited, Remarkable fossils capture mammals’ recovery after the dino-killing asteroid (this was also quoted earlier):

quote:
Now, though, a fossil-rich deposit in Colorado’s Denver Basin is offering paleontologists a window into how mammals, plants and reptiles recovered and flourished following the impact.

Though the primary focus of this particular article is mammals, it obviously isn't "ALL mammals above the dinosaurs."

--Percy


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Percy
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Message 16 of 56 (865922)
11-02-2019 4:12 PM
Reply to: Message 13 by Faith
11-02-2019 12:30 PM


RAZD replied as if he understood your post, but you didn't quote anything and I didn't understand it, so please let me seek clarification.

Faith writes:

True,...

That the thread is done? Something else?

...but there are plenty below the reptiles...

Plenty of what below the reptiles? Once I know that I can try to answer this:

...that don't seem to be represented.

But the main question is probably whether there are reptiles and the same mammals above this mammal layer.

The article was about a sequence of layers containing mammal fossils - when you say "this layer," which layer are you referring to?

Generally I can say that the duration in time that species persist varies widely. Some species might span many geologic ages, some might not. So answering your question in this general context, some mammal species might persist through many ages above the "mammal layer" where first found, some might not.

--Percy

Edited by Percy, : Grammar.

Edited by Percy, : Typo.


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Percy
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Message 18 of 56 (865926)
11-02-2019 4:25 PM
Reply to: Message 14 by Faith
11-02-2019 12:36 PM


Faith writes:

No it's not done,...

But your thread title asked why it was "ALL mammals above the dinosaurs?" Your Message 1 said:

Faith in Message 1 writes:

I really have only one point to make: Why are there ONLY mammals in that find?...So what I'm asking is why nothing but mammals?

It's obvious that you missed where the article clearly mentioned plants and reptiles. Since you only raised this point because you were careless in your reading, how is this thread not done?

If there's something else you want to discuss, you could change the title.

I just have to do some reading and I've been distracted. It may take a while.

The only reading you have to do regarding the topic of this thread as described by you in Message 1 is this from the article:

quote:
Now, though, a fossil-rich deposit in Colorado’s Denver Basin is offering paleontologists a window into how mammals, plants and reptiles recovered and flourished following the impact.

--Percy


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