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Re: egg laying rates



>Ron and group,
>       On Discovery a couple days ago was a theing that pertains to a 
>thread we had a while ago. There are about 30 elephant bird 
>(Madagascar-extinct) eggs extant. The biggest one they showed was 
>probably a foot long. Threy appeared to be very durable. Remember we 
>discussed sizes of dino eggs and thickness of shells and some suggested 
>that big eggs were not too likely. The elephant bird eggs are enormous 
>and if a bird-dino can lay them why could'nt a dino-dino?

Well, Ray, I wasn't the one who said that!  Aepyornis eggs ARE huge, but not
compared to the size of a sauropod.  The question is, how much bigger could
dino eggs get?
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