Dinosaurs not wiped out by asteroid

  PalaeoBill 23:16 29 Apr 2009

click here;_ylt=Ah1.0gzYZUWHsr1hpr3ChOMPLBIF

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It was probably Gordon Brown then, he seems to be guilty of everything else.

  Forum Editor 23:33 29 Apr 2009

"New geochronologic and stratigraphic evidence confirms the paleocene age of the dinosaur-bearing Ojo Alamo sandstone and Animas formation in the San Juan basin, New Mexico and Colorado."


"Dinosaurs not wiped out by asteroid"

  lotvic 00:43 30 Apr 2009

Right then, it is obviously more than time I went to bed as the posts on here are just getting silly ;-]

  PalaeoBill 00:44 30 Apr 2009

You need to dig into Fassett's paper a little but essentially he has found hadrosaurid dinosaur fossils in rock that is around half a million years younger than the K-T boundary asteroid impact.
He is confident that the fossils are not the result of re-worked sediment (i.e. older rock, that contained dinosaur bones, that has been eroded and re-deposited making it appear to be younger than it is).
If he is right then the Chicxulub asteriod impact crater did not wipe out all of the non-avian dinosaurs. They lived on for at least half a million years, albeit in drastically reduced numbers.

  lotvic 00:52 30 Apr 2009

aahhh, OK, thanks, now I understand.

  PalaeoBill 00:54 30 Apr 2009

Sorry, it was silly of me to suggest that Gordon did it. Clearly he isn't quite old enough, but it is a bit suspicious that there no dinosaurs in Scotland.

  lotvic 01:08 30 Apr 2009

I believe they went over the sea to Skye click here :-D

  tullie 06:25 30 Apr 2009

Thanks,glad youve enlightened me,couldent sleep last night.

  laurie53 08:21 30 Apr 2009

"there no dinosaurs in Scotland."

Not true.

According to at least one poster in these forums, I am one!

  Grey Goo 08:48 30 Apr 2009

Do you splash about in Loch Ness for the tourists then.

  Legolas 08:54 30 Apr 2009

Ah who mentioned Nessie. Since it is almost the tourist season I want to be first to say that I spotted a very lifelike dinosaury type thing somewhere in Scotland. So all you tourists get here quick or you might miss it.

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