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Re: Polygamy, Paternal Care in Birds Linked to Dinosaur Ancestors



----- Original Message ----- From: "Tommy Tyrberg" <tommy.tyrberg@norrkoping.mail.telia.com>
To: <van02@cox.net>; <DINOSAUR@usc.edu>
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 7:20 AM
Subject: 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.

...unless it is convergent due to heavy predation on eggs and chicks.