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Rare Preservation of a Mother Crocodilian with Eggs
13/02/2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PSTFree
“Rare Preservation of a Mother Crocodilian with Eggs”
Modern crocodilians exhibit parental care for their eggs during development, as do modern birds. However, given that pterosaurs (flying reptiles), which are more closely related to birds than crocodilians seem to have not exhibited parental care, this calls into question whether or not more ancient crocodilians and dinosaurs had parental care or not. A remarkably well-preserved fossil adult crocodilian with eggs helps resolve some of these issues by showing this behavior of egg-guarding likely extending back about 45 million years.
Presentation by Dr. Alex Hastings
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