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More evidence of megapode style superprecociality

April 18, 2013

“This egg position is not seen in living birds, with the exception of the basal galliform megapodes who place their eggs within mounds of vegetation or burrows. This accumulation reveals a novel nesting behaviour in Mesozoic Aves that was perhaps shared with the non-avian and phylogenetically more basal troodontid theropods.”

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0061030

I could deride Jose Diaz on his “theropods behaved exactly like mammals in regards to their young” comments and own derision, but I feel that science speaks for itself.

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