Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sutcliffe, the Wonderful Dinosaur Dad!
More evidence that budgies are tiny dinosaurs. Furthermore, birds and dinosaurs are better dad's than most mammals.
From "Science" Magazine's 2008 Scientific Highlights:
Dutiful Dinosaur Dads
In more than 90% of living bird species, males play a role in the parental care of their offspring. By comparison, males contribute to parental care in fewer than 5% of mammalian species...Varicchio et al present compelling evidence that in three species of dinosouars...males were the individuals responsible for caring for eggs and young.
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