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Dinosaur Boom Linked to Rise of Rocky Mountains
Live Science ^ | 8-3-2012 | Charles Choi

Posted on 08/05/2012 5:26:49 AM PDT by Renfield

The evolution of new dinosaur species may have surged due to the rise of the Rocky Mountains and the emergence of a prehistoric inner sea in North America, researchers say.

Duck-billed and horned dinosaurs flourished in North America, reaching a peak about 75 million years ago, a time known as the Campanian. For instance, one Campanian region known as the Dinosaur Park formation in what is now Canada saw seven different duck-billed dinosaur species and five horned dinosaur species emerge. A comparable region known as the Hell Creek formation in the United States from the Maastrichtian, the time that led up to the end of the Age of Dinosaurs 65 million years ago, saw only a single duck-billed dinosaur species and maybe three horned dinosaur species at most.

"The reason for this discrepancy in dinosaur diversity has never been adequately explained," said researcher Terry Gates, a vertebrate paleontologist at Ohio University.....

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; dinosaur; dinosaurs; godsgravesglyphs; paleontology

1 posted on 08/05/2012 5:26:55 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 08/05/2012 5:27:52 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield
Dinosaur "diversity"??

We just throw that word around today like catnip in an alley.

The bottom line is....everyone wants to publish...it's the way to get grants.

Man is so stuck on himself.

3 posted on 08/05/2012 5:38:34 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Renfield
"The reason for this discrepancy in dinosaur diversity has never been adequately explained"

0bama's fault.

4 posted on 08/05/2012 5:38:49 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Renfield

Sounds like a song title: “Dinosaur Boom”.


5 posted on 08/05/2012 5:38:49 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: Renfield

Has anyone just taken a shot at dinosaurs got wiped out because of genetic shortcomings, gestation time, (perhaps killing of their young (or anothers) for food??) and basic stupidity.


6 posted on 08/05/2012 5:42:33 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

They were doing great, all those methane emissions produced global warming, global warming meant mor dinoasaurs, more methane, more warmth, more dinosaurs. Then, boom! The asteroid came and blowed it all up real good.

That’s where the Rockies came from. Dinosaur farts.


7 posted on 08/05/2012 5:46:21 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Renfield

I’ve gone back to a time where dinosaurs weren’t just confined to zoos!

8 posted on 08/05/2012 5:58:10 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Finally...A sensible explanation.


9 posted on 08/05/2012 5:58:10 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

That’s why they called pterodactyls “Thunderbirds,” you know.

Boom!


10 posted on 08/05/2012 6:06:29 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Lazamataz
Sounds like a song title: “Dinosaur Boom”.

Close....

Cool album cover, but I'll save you the trouble: It's a Chicago/Blood, Sweat & Tears wannabe band. Song "Mermaid" is nice, the rest is a bit of a trudge. "Big Bird" was a (very) minor hit.

11 posted on 08/05/2012 6:13:06 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Renfield
Dinosaur Boom Linked to Rise of Rocky Mountains

From that headline I expected 'The Rocky Mtns. are actually mounds of petrified dinosaur scat.'

12 posted on 08/05/2012 6:13:20 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Renfield; Elsie
Utah is the place!
13 posted on 08/05/2012 6:22:57 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: P.O.E.
Lord help me...I do remember 'The Flock'


(where are those flashbacks you promised us?)
14 posted on 08/05/2012 6:23:56 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Hey!

15 posted on 08/05/2012 6:30:37 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Renfield

Evil white people killed the dinosaurs. Bush made them do it, so he could control the oil. Why won’t the govt. protect us from rising mountains.


16 posted on 08/05/2012 6:49:28 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: Tainan

I remember buying this in the remainder bin for the album cover. Always wanted to make a wall display of all the cool album covers I have stashed over the years, but the wife would rather have floral wallpaper. Go figure.


17 posted on 08/05/2012 6:49:44 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield!

One interesting finding is that dinosaurs were born in the summers of their 47th years.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


18 posted on 08/05/2012 10:18:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Renfield
...a time known as the Campanian.

Then just WHERE are all the dino's today; for we have a campaigniam era every four years now!

Have the rino's become too powerful and crowded them out of their ecological niche?

19 posted on 08/05/2012 2:16:45 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utah Binger
A new "State of the Art" structure has been built around the "Wall of Bones" that will protect the quarry at Dinosaur National Monument for years to come.

Thank GOD that they didn't just leave them bones in a pile of dirt.

Who KNOWS what would have happened to them!!


I've camped a couple of times at DNM and have hiked the Red Canyon trail.

After a 1/2 mile or so and a couple of turns; one could swear than the dinos could be around the next bend! Splendid isolation and a feeling of 'being lost' with no compass or GPS.

Ah... The good ol' days!

20 posted on 08/05/2012 2:24:03 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: wrencher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmZRDUO1wGQ


21 posted on 08/05/2012 6:08:07 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Renfield
Monty Python - Theory on Brontosauruses by Anne Elk (Miss)
22 posted on 08/05/2012 6:17:42 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
Thanks Renfield!



23 posted on 08/08/2012 6:14:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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