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Re: Precocial young Re: Yabeinosaurus, earliest viviparous squamate
How much parental care is there with these live birth reptiles?
In squamates? None that I can think of.
Does this mean parental care evolved with live birth, or would the
young have been first been precocial, and parental care evolving
These two characters are independent. You can have live birth without
parental care (as in at least some extant live-bearing squamates), and
you can have parental care without live birth (as in extant crocodiles