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Re: attack on dinosaur--horrific video




----- Original Message ----- From: "David Marjanovic" <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>
To: "DML" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: attack on dinosaur--horrific video



Would dinosaurs have had false eggs?

All known Mesozoic nests were in any case large enough that such a strategy would have been affordable.

In terms of incubating space, yes. But eggs are expensive! I read that the bigger the parent/egg the bigger part of gross maternal expenditure it costs! Anyway, it's such a nice idea--false eggs! Let's just eat all the false eggs and leave all the reproducing eggs to do their thing. Unless someone has a reference.