Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Dinosaur parenting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 11:08   #1
Kits
Social Media Editor
BF Supporter 2018
 
Kits's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 122,842
Dinosaur parenting

How do you sit on your nest of eggs when you weigh over 1,500kg?
Carefully - according to a new study from an international team of researchers in Asia and North America.
Dinosaur parenting has been difficult to study, due to the relatively small number of fossils, but the incubating behaviour of oviraptorosaurs has now been outlined for the first time.
Scientists believe the largest of these dinosaurs arranged their eggs around a central gap in the nest.
This bore the parent's weight, while allowing them to potentially provide body heat or protection to their developing young, without crushing the delicate eggs.




Article here.
__________________
Kits

"Sail away from safe harbor. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain
Kits is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 11:34   #2
Crusty
Registered User
 
Crusty's Avatar

 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 124
Very interesting.
Crusty is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dinosaur colours Nutcracker Bird Paleontology 7 Tuesday 14th June 2016 07:56
Just the stress of parenting or ....? MTem Birds & Birding 0 Sunday 7th June 2015 17:18
Duckling survival rate? Do duck hens share parenting duty? "Rabbit season!" Birds & Birding 11 Wednesday 18th July 2012 08:07
Dinosaur? Talon 1 Birds & Birding 4 Monday 12th September 2005 22:37

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.14319110 seconds with 13 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 07:16.