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Re: eggs with thin shells
Neil Clark wrote:
>One thing that worries me is how the eggs are laid in the first place.
>the eggs are so thin it is likely that the parent would have to squat
>lay (because if it were dropped from any height, it would break!). If
>the dinosaur had to squat, it is difficult for it to produce regular
>of eggs without the tail breaking them. Even more difficult for a
>sauropod, I imagine :-) I believe they may have dug a hole, or
>trench?, an squated over it to lay the eggs. I'm just thinking allowed
>here, but I have trouble imagining how the eggs are physically laid.
I agree, it is a problem that I have not satisfied myself with.
However, we do know they did it. They must have squated, or
kneeled back on their haunches. Also, crocs and turtles sometimes
cushion the fall of the eggs with their hind feet.