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Re: Little skulls...
Stanley Friesen writes:
> Here in North America, the main
> nest-parasite cuckoo varies its hosts over its range. Also, in any given
> area it often has two or three hosts.
If that is the case then there may be more ways to deduct parasitic
offspring behaviour than I first suspected. If we find evidence of unchewed
Velociraptors with no acid burns on them in several nests throughout the
Gobi - we might have a better case. What other host theropod species are on
offer to a mother Velociraptor? I can only think of Oviraptor and Mononykus
off the top of my head (and of course Tyrannosaurus/Tarbosaurus bataar but I
personally can't imagine the Velociraptor chicks ending up bigger than the
host's own hatchlings)
One flew over the Velociraptor mongoliensis nest