Is it possible that in the Cretaceous there was some piece of isolated land where mammals could thrive without dinosaur interference and could occupy ...

Is it possible that in the Cretaceous there was some piece of isolated land where mammals could thrive without dinosaur interference and could occupy more diverse niches that aren't made for rat-like or squirrel-like species? What made me think that is the fact that right now placental mammals dominate all continents except oceania because the ocean barrier protects the marsupials from competition(yeah I know possums are a thing everywhere but they are bottom feeder scavengers).

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    All this talk of millions of years is straight satanic lies. GODS word speaks of creation in the garden of Eden. You all must get right with the LORD and get into a church a d read the Bible, because it's increasingly clear that CHRIST will be returning in our lifetimes.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Free your mind and your ass will follow.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        There is only freedom in GODS word and through the salvation of CHRIST. You must reject the evoluciferian indoctrination put in place by the beast system.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          This is what paleoschizo spams in every thread when the BTFOing gets too severe.

          Hey, beats what he used to do when he lost too many dog vs cat arguments (reaching into his porn folder to spam webms of dogs being tortured)

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can see a reverse new zealand with lots of mammals and only a few birds/pterosaurs analgalous to NZ's native bats
    the question is which subcontinent/island that would've been

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    mammals already had more diversified roles, we've found semi-aquatic mammals up to a 5ft long from as early as the jurassic
    the idea that mammals were "just" rat-like is pretty outdated, we're descendant from small mammals because those were the ones that survived the extinction, larger mammals died off, for the exact same reason larger dinosaurs died off

    there even were active predators among mammals that hunted reasonably sized dinosaurs

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >there even were active predators among mammals that hunted reasonably sized dinosaurs
      that's depicted in the image there

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        nah what's depicted is a mammal eating a baby dinosaur much smaller
        but the mustelid-shaped mammal predators hunted dinosaurs significantly larger than themselves

        it's also sort of interesting that the mustelid shape has convergently evolved among mammals, often of pretty far removed lineages, multiple times

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Proof?

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not that anon but last year a fossil of a Repenomamus attacking an adult Psittacosaurus was preserved in volcanic ash, similar to the Fighting Dinosaurs fossil with Velociraptor and Protoceratops. Pic related.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          *Was described after having been found preserved in volcanic ash, frick I hate not being able to edit posts.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            just delete the post
            >I-I cant!!
            then stop ip hopping

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          it's almost certainly a case of ceratopsians behaving in a predatory manner instead of being targeted for attack. Their beaks are NO JOKE.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Mhm, more shit coming out of China. I don't trust anything from there. never have, never will.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          t. paleontologist who has worked in China for almost a decade. No, you won't convince me otherwise because I have SEEN a lot of the shit you only read about in some Chinese or "big Nature" papers.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Get better bait.

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              at least it's better than >4703070's

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not really, because true birds evolved before the start of the Cretaceous period, and were capable of flight.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also pterosaurs.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ignoring the obvious red flags and

      Also pterosaurs.

      posit, technically, but it would be very unlikely. It's actually really unlikely for oceania or madagascar to have preserved such forms also, we're actually really lucky to see them.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      This had teeth?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, just like pterosaurs, most birds had teeth at first. It makes sense if you think about it - having a beak is better than having teeth for flight, but you have to be able to fly for a while before you make that change.

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