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Re: nesting rexes (resting nexes?)



At 08:20 PM 8/18/98 -0700, William Gibson Parker wrote:
>I agree.  It seems more reasonable to keep your eggs warm with
>fermenting vegetation than to risk their destruction with your large body
>size.  I'm interested in your hypothesis on how the building of this mound
>would be accomplished.

I would envision using the feet for the primary excavation, the jaws to
bring in any vegetation, and the snout to shape the mound.  Hard to
demonstrate from the fossil record, true, but it doesn't seem to be unlikely
to me.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:th81@umail.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661