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Big thinking

Since the demise of the dinosaurs, no land vertebrate has matched them for size. Why? The answer may lie in the particular conditions prevailing in the Cretaceous period.

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Figure 1: Why were the biggest dinosaurs so huge?
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Maurer, B. Big thinking. Nature 415, 489–491 (2002).

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