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Re: DINOSAUR PARENTING



From: Dalmiro <dalmiro@mesopy.obspm.fr>
 > Just two questions:
 > 
 > 1- Small chicks would not each much but how efficient would a
 > hadrosaur be as a food carrier?

Actually, given the growth rates implied by the bone data,
Maiasaura chicks would have a voracious appatite - much like
the chick of modern birds. The parents would be kept busy indeed.

Also, given the large beak, and the *cheeks*, a Maiasaurua could
probably carry a good bit of food.

 > (and since the babys teeth were worn
 > does that mean the parents didn't simply regurgitate food?)

Probably.

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