posted on Mar, 12 2004 @ 07:57 AM
What in the heck is a "Mare's tail"? The only scientific reference I have for this is a type of cloud.
And no, the mammoths found in peat bogs (well, actually in the tundra) are of varying size. They do have a calf (baby) or two, but there's a lot of
the adult ones.
Fossilization doesn't enlarge or shrink things.
And you're confusing a few terms:
"fossilization" means that the creature's bones were replaced by rock minerals. Dino bones are fossils.
"Mummification" means that the creature's body is pretty much intact but the water was taken out of it by freezing or drying. Mammoth bodies are
actually 30,000-70,000 year old mummies.
Dinos came in a range of sizes, from the very tiny to the "taller than a 5 story building" size. They didn't all live at the same time, but
existed over a period of 300 million years... different species were alive at different times. After the age of the dinosaurs ended, the rise of the
mammals began, and within the last 10 million years there was an Age Of Giant Mammals. Not all of them were giants; just a few (megatherion) and
those would have made our modern elephants look dinky.
There's a whole bunch of good books on these at the library.