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Re: Maiasaura and Stop asking
Peter Buchholz wrote:
> How did they make that jump? I understand that crocodiles have very
> complex nesting behaviors, but there are very many precocial bird
> species who have complex nesting behavior and care for their young.
> Why were dinosaurs most similar to crocodilians?
I also felt they did not fully address some of Horner's evidence for
long-term occupation of the nest (which need not imply altriciality,
as you say).
In particular I refer to the difference between Maiasaura nests in
which the egg shells are crushed to bits (literally) and Orodromeus
nests where the lower halves of the hatched eggs remain intact.
> [ Did you notice that the latter point was addressed in the letters to
> the editor a couple of issues after that paper came out? -- MR ]
I seem to have missed this. JVP, right? [ No, _Science_. -- MR ]
If I can find time to get to the univ. library again I will try to
check this out.
> Also, stop asking me what dromeosaur stuff is, I told you I'm not going to
> tell until the paper's written (not by me).
> Peter Buchholz
> How do you shoot the devil in th back? What if you miss?
The peace of God be with you.