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Re: Dinosaurs Had Sex As Youths, Study Says

Richard W. Travsky writes:

July 20, 2007

The study assumes that the animals incubating the eggs were their parents - which may not necessarily be the case.

Magpie geese here in Australia raise their goslings in threes instead of in pairs; the parents of the eggs, and one of their offspring from the previous year. I don't know whether big sister or brother also helps incubate the eggs, but they certainly help to care for the hatchlings. Since magpie geese share their swamps with crocodiles, it seems that having three pairs of eyes looking out for trouble is better than two.


Dann Pigdon
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Melbourne, Australia             heretichides.soffiles.com