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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
Lauri L. Bartlema
Directorate of Environment
Fort Bliss, Texas
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> 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?