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Githyanki
2014-Nov-19, 10:37 PM
During the late Triassic, Antarctica experienced months with no sun in darkness and freezing temperatures. It is thought the dinosaurs hibernated. Since they are used to long nights with no sun, freezing temperatures and can hibernate, could they have survived the KT-impact and thrived in the Cenozoic until Antarctica was covered in ice?

I do not imagine any large dinosaurs survived, but perhaps the smaller mammal-size ones did and evolved larger in the Cenozoic similar to birds and mammals.

Noclevername
2014-Nov-20, 12:04 AM
During the late Triassic, Antarctica experienced months with no sun in darkness and freezing temperatures. It is thought the dinosaurs hibernated. Since they are used to long nights with no sun, freezing temperatures and can hibernate, could they have survived the KT-impact and thrived in the Cenozoic until Antarctica was covered in ice?

I do not imagine any large dinosaurs survived, but perhaps the smaller mammal-size ones did and evolved larger in the Cenozoic similar to birds and mammals.

Not without food. The Antarctic vegetation would have been largely wiped out, and it did not get any more lush as time passed.

John Mendenhall
2014-Nov-20, 03:43 AM
Wiki article is here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Polar_dinosaurs

Doesn't look good. Dang!

Githyanki
2014-Nov-20, 07:38 PM
Wiki article is here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Polar_dinosaurs

Doesn't look good. Dang!

The wiki was interesting, but I do not like the last sentences about the derived fossils; there is no evidence linked to back that statement up that they were from the K-T impact event.

eburacum45
2014-Nov-20, 10:19 PM
Ka-Zar know truth about Savage Land!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ka-Zar_%28comics%29

KaiYeves
2014-Nov-21, 12:31 AM
Ka-Zar know truth about Savage Land!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ka-Zar_%28comics%29

Heh. Well, the Savage Land from the comics required alien technology to maintain its tropical environment, so it doesn't really reflect the normal climatic changes Antarctica experienced at the end of the Cretaceous.

Noclevername
2014-Nov-21, 06:27 AM
Heh. Well, the Savage Land from the comics required alien technology to maintain its tropical environment, so it doesn't really reflect the normal climatic changes Antarctica experienced at the end of the Cretaceous.

And genetically engineered dinosaurs! :D

Inclusa
2014-Nov-22, 05:14 AM
And genetically engineered dinosaurs! :D

Even with their superficial resemblance, we won't call monitor lizards (or the beloved bearded dragons) dinosaurs, since they developed separately even during the Dinosaurian eras.

Noclevername
2014-Nov-22, 06:53 AM
Even with their superficial resemblance, we won't call monitor lizards (or the beloved bearded dragons) dinosaurs, since they developed separately even during the Dinosaurian eras.

...Huh? What does that have to do with my post?

KaiYeves
2014-Nov-22, 03:49 PM
...Huh? What does that have to do with my post?

I think they meant to post that in the other dinosaur thread.

Inclusa
2014-Nov-23, 04:30 AM
I think they meant to post that in the other dinosaur thread.

The posts are related, and someone mentioned that birds are direct descendants of dinosaurs; still, the anatomical dinosaurs are gone.

Noclevername
2014-Nov-23, 11:31 AM
The posts are related, and someone mentioned that birds are direct descendants of dinosaurs; still, the anatomical dinosaurs are gone.

...And I still don't know why you quoted my post to say that. I was replying to the reference to the Savage Land, a fictional setting.

Inclusa
2014-Nov-24, 01:23 AM
...And I still don't know why you quoted my post to say that. I was replying to the reference to the Savage Land, a fictional setting.

Should we discuss this in "small media at large"?

Noclevername
2014-Nov-24, 03:09 AM
Should we discuss this in "small media at large"?

Since this is the thread you quoted from, I think the reply should be discussed in this thread.

Jens
2014-Nov-25, 03:48 AM
I do not imagine any large dinosaurs survived, but perhaps the smaller mammal-size ones did and evolved larger in the Cenozoic similar to birds and mammals.

That's good to hear. So that means whatever is trying to unlock the door to my room isn't a . . . argh!

DonM435
2014-Nov-25, 02:04 PM
Ka-Zar know truth about Savage Land!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ka-Zar_%28comics%29

We're lucky that Jack Kirby didn't design the actual dinosaurs, else they'd still be in charge!

Githyanki
2014-Nov-25, 08:38 PM
That's good to hear. So that means whatever is trying to unlock the door to my room isn't a . . . argh!

Do not worry; it is probably something that evolved from a Leaellynasaura, that had large-eyes and was probably warm-blooded.