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"Hibernation" in large, extant therapods



On Sat, 6 Jul 2002, David Marjanovic wrote:

> > Coombs has it as: "Once a male emu has settled on his clutch, he remains
> > on it almost continuously, eating essentially nothing and only rarely
> > drinking...during the eight weeks of incubation" (ref. if needed).  Pretty
> > incredible, right?
> 
> Yes. But "almost", "essentially" and "only rarely" make it sound much more
> plausible than before. :-)

Then check: http://www.cmnh.org/dinoarch/1997Mar/msg00334.html

for a report of a male emu in full torpor--no food or drink--for 70 days!

Another reason to not give crocs an exclusive free pass for being able to
lay low in tough times.