The ‘Chickens From Hell’ Were Probably Good Parents

Analysis of dinosaur fossils showed that some parents warmed their eggs with body heat.

It’s hard to think of dinosaurs as being loving, caring parents, but scientists have found some of them may have been just that. Take the oviraptorosaurs, a group of feathered creatures that look as if they were constructed by a malignant committee from spare bird parts.

By studying fossilized oviraptorosaur eggs, researchers from France and China have found that oviraptorosaurs lay across those eggs in nests and warmed them with body heat just as modern birds do. Read more.

Tags: Geology Oxygen isotopes