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Re: Birds Came First question.
On Fri, 3 Jul 1998, chris brochu wrote:
> >Crocs, while they do defend the nest, do not help the eggs in any other
> >way after oviposition. This style is of lay-'em-and-leave-'em is more
> >typical of basal reptiles.
> This is incorrect. For several species, the female will help the
> hatchlings out of their eggs and physically carry them to the water in
> their mouths.
Yes, of course. I'm sorry, the thrust of my idea was pre-hatching care.
And even then I've read of alligators urinating on their mounds to