The herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods were the largest terrestrial animals ever, surpassing the largest herbivorous mammals by an order of magnitude in body mass. Several evolutionary lineages among Sauropoda produced giants with body masses in excess of 50 metric tonnes by conservative estimates. With body mass increase driven by the selective advantages of large body size, animal lineages will increase in body size until they reach the limit determined by the interplay of bauplan, biology, and resource availability. There is no evidence, however, that resource availability and global physicochemical parameters were different enough in the Mesozoic to have led to sauropod gigantism. Leer más.

La Asociacion Herpetologica Española participo en el primer seminario sectorial del Plan Nacional de Adaptación al Cambio Climático (PNACC), sobre cambio climático y conservación de la biodiversidad que se celebró en Valsaín los días 11 y 12 de noviembre de 2010.

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