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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
jump-start fermentation.