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Re: Homing Pigeons? Try Homing Crocodiles...

On Fri, 28 Sep 2007, Dann Pigdon wrote:
Guy Leahy writes:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7015561.stm Using phylogenetic bracketing, it would seem that
homing instinct is deeply nested within archosaurs,
since both birds and crocodiles exhibit this behavior.

Either that, or the reason crocs and birds survived is because they had this ability, while other archosaurs didn't.

Survived - what? The big impact? I'm not sure I see how a homing ability would aid in surviving that...