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Re: parthenogenetically derived reptile offspring
Concerning parthogenesis and dinosaurs, the case of the turkey would be
more relevant. There is a domestic breed of turkey ( I could look up the
name somewhere but I'm too lazy to do it right now) for which
parthogenesis is a very normal or even the default way of conception.
Really? I've heard of a case, but (as in the Komodo monitor) all offspring
of parthenogenesis in birds are automatically male and can't repeat the
I don't know how this has come to be; but nevertheless, it shows the
capacity for parthogenesis exists in the dinosaurian line.
We don't know where in that branch of the tree it evolved...