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Sunday, October 4, 2009

PaleoLimerick #2: Ancient Avian Economics

Genyornis was an oversized duck
That waded through Pleistocene muck
Its gigantic feet
Contained little meat
But her rump was worth more than a buck

1 comment:

  1. How silly and bouncy this genyornis limerick is! I like thinking of a huge paleobird the size of an ostrich being reduced to an oversized duck. I do want to know more about Pleistocene muck--how does it present itself in the fossil record? What kind of currency was there in that era of predation?