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Re: Origin of feathers



At 09:20 PM 5/3/98 EDT, TomHopp wrote:

>   But why assume that flight came first, then brooding?  Brooding is so
>critical that most chicks never get the chance to fly unless they are properly
>brooded by their parents.  As others before us have noted, Oviraptor needs

This seems to be the key assumption in a  very convincing train of evidence.
What are the functions of brooding that make it a key survival trait for a
Cretaceous dino?  

  --Toby White