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SV: Polygamy, Paternal Care in Birds Linked to Dinosaur Ancestors
Not just in "this avian family". Male care for the young is almost
certainly primitive within the Palaeognathae.
Från: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] För Janet m
Skickat: den 19 december 2008 11:49
Ämne: Polygamy, Paternal Care in Birds Linked to Dinosaur Ancestors
Nice picture of "Daddy" 'babysitting' ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sure, they're polygamous, but male emus and several
ground-dwelling birds also are devoted dads, serving as the sole
and caregivers to oversized broods from multiple mothers. It is rare
behavior, but research described in the Dec. 19 Science found that it
in this avian family, all the way back to its dinosaur ancestors.
Scientists had long wondered about the origins of polygamy and paternal
patterns among ...
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