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RE: Segregated vs age-mixed sauropod herds



--- On Mon, 3/15/10, John Scanlon <riversleigh@outbackatisa.com.au> wrote:

> "Never underestimate the stealth abilities of snakes" -
> assuming the
> sauropods piled some sort of soil/vegetation mound over the
> eggs (which the
> paper supported based on density of pores in eggshell,
> though this could not
> be confirmed geologically), it would have been relatively
> easy for snakes to
> move around the nesting area under cover. 

Interestingly, Chiappe explicitly says, "no covering" at Auca Mahuevo. I saw no 
mention of any ranking of porosity, unfortunately.