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diplodocus eggs ?
Tobi Hautekiet writes:
> soorry to bother you all but i have something to ask and to who
> better than a load if dinosaur experts...
> I just bought the walking with dinosaurs box wich includes the
> episode "time of titans" (very good one by the way) and it showed a
> diplodocus releasing eggs from a long kind of pipe that went rite
> down from the stumok. Later i saw "the making of". I got the idea
> that how it was showed was more a gues than a fact...But walking
> with dinosaurs isn't that reasent so...Has that been outdatet yet?
> if my language isn't clear enough watch the episode and you wil
> understand (i am english but i go to school in belgium so writing
> english isn't always easy)
Hi, Toby. Your English is fine. As your guessed, the ovipositor
shown in WWD is speculation: there is not a shred of evidence either
way. Another programme from the WWD stable (the one with Nigel Marven
and the Argeninosaurus herd) shows sauropods dropping eggs from
hip-height into soft sand -- which is equally unsupported. Until we
find fossils that preserve the relevant soft tissue, there is just no
way to know.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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