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RE: Dinosaur hatchlings

The blind and naked ones are altricial, the "out of the egg and up and
running" ones are precocial.  Your questions are interesting, and something
I had never thought about.  I hope someone that works with baby dinos can
answer this.

Lauri L. Bartlema
Curatorial Assistant
Conservation Division
Directorate of Environment
Fort Bliss, Texas
(915) 568-7015

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> From:         Larry Dunn[SMTP:majestic_cheese@yahoo.com]
> Reply To:     majestic_cheese@yahoo.com
> Sent:         Monday, July 31, 2000 1:24 PM
> To:   dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject:      Dinosaur hatchlings
> Some birds are born with feathers and able to see. 
> Others are born naked and blind.  There are
> impressive-sounding terms for these two types of
> hatchlings, but I forget them.
> Can we tell from fossilized eggs and fossilized
> hatchlings how dinosaurs were born?  Would this have
> varied among the dinosaur species as it does with birds?
> =====
> Larry
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