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A date with extinction! Prehistoric...Terrifying!! BIG CRITTERS!
  The monster croc

The big dying

Extinction down under

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The Call of the Distant Mammoths, Peter Ward, Copernicus (Springer-Verlag) 1997. Extinction Model Exaggerates Lethality of Human Predation, Richard Slaughter et al, Science, letters section, 16 Nov. 2001.

Giant Crocodyliform Sarcosuchus from the Cretaceous of Africa, Paul Sereno et al, Science, 25 Oct. 2001.

Mass Extinctions Pinned on Ice Age Hunters, Leigh Dayton, Science, 8 June, 2001. P. 1819.

Multispecies Overkill Simulation of the End-Pleistocene Megafaunal Mass Extinction, A, John Alroy, Science, 8 June 2001, pp. 1893-6. See letters, 16 Nov., 2001.

Pleistocene Extinction of Genyornis newtoni: Human Impact on African Megafauna, Gifford Miller et al, Science, 8 Jan. 1999, pp. 205-8.

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