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egg size



Just a note on the size of elephant bird eggs. The largest of the Aepyornis
were found on Madagascar (not in australia)> They were described as
33 X24 cm with an estimated capacity of 9 lt. This makes them the largest
known single cell. Shells have be radiocarbon dated to as recent as
1000+/- 150 ybp

                      Alan

 Alan Brush Physiology & Neurobiology University of Connecticut
      Brush @uconnvm.uconn.edu