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Re: The aquatic bird theory



From: (veni, vidi, concreti) <martin@hpentccl.grenoble.hp.com>

 > Could this be simply the result of favourable conditions for fossilization?

Almost certainly, at least in part.

Another factor may be the selective advantage of placing a vulnerable
nest way out in the middle of a lake, where it has fewer potential
predators. [many modern birds do this - even some "non-aquatic" ones].

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