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|Topic Started: May 25 2012, 02:25 PM (175 Views)|
|penumbra espinosa||May 25 2012, 02:25 PM Post #1|
right now we have Equines, Tapirs and Rhinoceroses. the Perissodactyls was an ancient group of odd toed ungulates that filled the niches of several of the modern Artiodactyl species and suffered a loose in its diversity when the planet's climate changed to a more cold and dry.
i always have wondered why Chalicotheres didnt survive, since they were even in Africa, so how drastic was the change in the environment, since there still was forest in the equator, and we dont have analogues to them in Africa or Southeast Asia.
Paraceratheres (Indricotheres) may have gone extinct when the Gobi became a desert. but they could have migrated to the more tropical regions of Asia, like Vietnam or even Sumatra.
and finally the Titanotheres (Brontotheres), they lived from Europe to North America, and got extinct too. replaced by the Rhinoceros, this is one of the most enigmatic.
the idea of this thread is to discuss the plausability of how could these groups survive, i see many development in Proboscideans but never saw a project where we had for example Wooly Indricotheres or Chalicoteres living in the European forests.
|JohnFaa||May 25 2012, 02:37 PM Post #2|
Adveho in mihi Lucifer
|All those groups were affected by climate changes, though the last chalicotheres died due to anthropogenic influence.|
|penumbra espinosa||May 25 2012, 05:14 PM Post #3|
|the only problem i get is that they were adapted to be leaf eaters instead of grazers. but with enough time to adapt?|
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