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Why are mammals ten thousand times better than dinosaurs?
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how can they be better if they're extinct?
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>>2072800
they are not
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>>2072800
we stil owtnumbuh u ferfag
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>>2072800
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.
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>>2072897
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.
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>>2072897
give a reptile an inch and they grow to 12 meters
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>>2072995
ehh I wouldnt say synapsids ruled the permian theres no big marine synapsids or flying ones.. I unno
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>>2072880
>passerines other than corvids

We wuz dinosawrz and chirp
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>>2073103
>marine synapsid
Would have eventually happened but the diapsid faggots were already in the water and replaced all the amphibians.
>>2072995
Anon we mammals have barely even began to get diverse but I do admit the dinos were amazing.
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>>2073103

Secodontosaurus, several cynodonts. Maybe no giant tier, but they were there.

For flying, well, the MESOZOIC Ichthyoconodon may have flown.
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Warm blooded animals can deal with temperature fluctuation better than cold blooded animals.
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>>2073296
Cannot unsee the face. Damnit anon.
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>>2072800
cerebral cortex
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>>2074086
dinosaurs weren't cold blooded
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>>2073253
>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.
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>>2074753
nigga we still don't have a definitive answer as to whether dinos were warm or cold blooded
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>>2074755
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.
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>>2072880
Birds are not that important
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>>2074837
back to >>>/ecology101/ you go.
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>>2074759
I have this crazy theory that some were one and others were the other and most of them were in between.

Ok, it's not really MY theory. It's just what everyone today believes.
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