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RE: More on the baby Triceratops



No parental attention required. If we look at dinosaur trackways, the
smallest footprints are HALF adult size, implying segregation of adults
and juveniles. 


Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D.
Curator of Lower Vertebrate Paleontology/
Chief Preparator
Department of Earth Sciences
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu] On Behalf
Of Richard W. Travsky
Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 9:19 AM
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: More on the baby Triceratops

On Tue, 7 Mar 2006, Nick Pharris wrote:
> Quoting Guy Leahy <xrciseguy@sbcglobal.net>:
>> 
>> http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2006/03/06_triceratops.sh
>> tml
>
> Interesting that the baby, at a year old, is still very much in the
"cute" 
> stage.  Does this suggest fairly protracted parental attention?  What
say ye?

I also wonder how small they were at birth.

Even at 1 year old there's no way their tiny legs could've kept up with
adults; that implies, I think, some degree of parental attention.