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Re: eggshell request
The Best one to ask about Tuatara Eggs would be Lindsey Hazely at the
Invercargill Musiem. He is the Tuatara curator as they have live tuatara
----- Original Message -----
From: "david peters" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 11:30 PM
Subject: re: eggshell request
> Earlier I wrote:
> >>Also, found a good paper on tuatara eggshell structure.
> Seems it retains calcite crystals.
> David Marjanovic wrote:
> >>Why "retains"?
> Turtles retain them, Archosaurs retain them, both split off from
Lepidosaurs prior to tuatara.
> Thus calcite crystal eggshell was lost somewhere between tuatara and
iguana (perhaps, hence the earlier request for data) and geckos.
> David Peters
> St. Louis