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Re: Dino sex
Even hermaphrodites have to find another of their kind to mate with!
Examples: snails, slugs, earthworms. I think what you meant were
parthenogenetic females, i.e. females that are able to bring unfertilized
eggs to term and generate an "only females" line. In a sense, they are
just cloning themselves. There are some lizards that do this.
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On Thu, 17 Jul 1997 18:56:04 -0700 Randy King <email@example.com>
>That seems interesting to me. Many fish fertilize the eggs outside
>body. It seems plausible to me, but dubious. I can't, offhand, think
>of anything outside the water that works like that. Some frogs do
>close though, even outside the water. I can't imagine most ideas
>so far. I don't understand why back-to-back didn't go over so well.
>This seem the next best option to me, even if unprecedented.
>So, are we certain they weren't hermaphroditic?? ;-)
>> This is _VERY_ unlikely, but what if some dinos (ankylosaurs) and
>> that seemd impossible use the fish's mthod? Leave the sperm near the
>> female, and have her get it off the ground somehow?????? Would this
>My other job is dictator/kamikaze pilot.