Eggshell Porosity Provides Insight on Evolution of Nesting in Dinosaurs

@inproceedings{Tanaka2015EggshellPP,
  title={Eggshell Porosity Provides Insight on Evolution of Nesting in Dinosaurs},
  author={Kohei Tanaka and Darla K. Zelenitsky and François Therrien and Matthew D. Shawkey},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Knowledge about the types of nests built by dinosaurs can provide insight into the evolution of nesting and reproductive behaviors among archosaurs. However, the low preservation potential of their nesting materials and nesting structures means that most information can only be gleaned indirectly through comparison with extant archosaurs. Two general nest types are recognized among living archosaurs: 1) covered nests, in which eggs are incubated while fully covered by nesting material (as in… CONTINUE READING

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