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Did all dinosaurs lay eggs?

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All dinosaurs laid eggs, which were fertilized through sexual reproduction between a male and a female. There is evidence that some species of dinosaurs cared for their young during incubation and after hatching.

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Scientists have long asserted that dinosaurs are the ancestors of modern birds, and like modern birds, female dinosaurs laid eggs after mating with a male. Following incubation, during which time the eggs may or may not have received direct parental care through body warmth and protection, scientists have found evidence that – depending on the species – the hatchlings could either remain with the parents or leave the nest to fend for themselves.

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