Why are mammals ten thousand times better than dinosaurs?
We came from the synapsid group that already conquered the entire planet in the Permian period meaning had the extinction not happen we would have still won anyway. The dinos came from the diapsid group that controlled the carboniferous era but the extreme climates in the permian kept them at bay while we synapsids were on the verge of developing warm bloodedness which would have accelerated our intellectual abiility and make a erect biped specimen appear hundreds of millions of years before hominids. So we mammals were always superior to the reptiles.
Were you though? Combined with the mammal eta, synapsids have ruled the earth for roughly 103 million years, the dinosaurs ruled for 160, plus there's more of them today than mammals, although I don't know the biomass numbers.
give a reptile an inch and they grow to 12 meters
>Anon we mammals have barely even began to get diverse
Mammals are reaching the end of their reign.
Thanks to Human dominance, large dominant mammalian mega fauna will die out.
What clade will reign after their fall is anyone's guess, maybe rodents will take up the mantle and preserve mammalian dominance.
Only the fatasses like horses and lions will die, the rodents will still be here and thus mutate into new mammalian orders millions of years after we leave this rock. Infact something exactly like a rodent is the ancestor of us placental mammals to begin with.