How the shape of their eggs may have helped birds survive

November 6, 2014 11:30 PM

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How the shape of their eggs may have helped birds survive

So why did birds survive the mass extinction that wiped out their dinosaur relatives? A new study suggests that the shape of their eggs played a role, reports the BBC.

Scientists aren't sure exactly what that role was, but they do know that eggs of survivor birds were shaped differently than eggs of dinosaurs and birds that got wiped out.

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