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Re: live birth
Merrit Clifton wrote:
>Since apparently no sauropod eggs have been found, is it reasonable to
>postulate that perhaps sauropods gave live birth? Their huge bulk
>to make live birth a possibility, and huge bulk is an advantage to
>that give live birth, inasmuch as it provides insulation and
protection to a
>fetus which can be allowed to develop to a more advanced level of
This was a suggestion first made by OC Marsh in 1883, and more recently
advocated by Bakker. At presence, contrary to Bakker, there is no
evidence to support such a hypothesis. There are losts of unidentified
eggs out there. Some of them may yet prove to be those of a sauropod.
Time (and study) will tell.