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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 
would seem
>to make live birth a possibility,  and huge bulk is an advantage to 
creatures
>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 
maturity


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.