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_Oviraptor_ nests revisited
Since Darren Naish seems to think he can distract us from theropods, I
thought I'd bring us all back by mentioning that page 819 of the May
10 issue of _Science_ has a "Random Sample" about another nesting
_Oviraptor_. The find is described by Phil Currie and Dong Zhiming in
the April issue of _The Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences_. Currie
apparently believes that this animal died from the strain of laying
its eggs. Looks like we're seeing the beginnings of a scrap... There
have been seven _Oviraptor_ skeletons found, and three of them have
been associated with nests. Were they there because they were
protecting those nests, or were they there because they died laying
the eggs? Stay tuned!
Mickey Rowe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
P.S. Anybody from RTMP want to comment here?