News Focus7TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON VERTEBRATE MORPHOLOGY MEETING

Newly Hatched Dinosaur Babies Hit the Ground Running

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Science  03 Sep 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5689, pp. 1396
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5689.1396a

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BOCA RATON, FLORIDA-- From 27 July to 1 August, animals with a backbone drew the attention of morphologists, evolutionary biologists, and other researchers. Researchers who analyzed 80-million-year-old fossil dinosaur eggs reported at the meeting that therizinosauroid dinosaurs emerged from their eggs strong-legged, ready to fend for themselves and find food.