Why are mammal eggs so much smaller than bird eggs?

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  • Why are mammal eggs so much smaller than bird eggs?


... does not have to be as large as a frog or bird egg, ... In mammals, whose embryos are ... act to alter the egg coat so as to prevent more than one ...
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... and those of insects and other invertebrates can be much smaller ... birds) and mammals. Reptile eggs are often ... of development than other eggs.
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are smaller. As hens get older, the eggs get larger ... so the eggs we sell would need to be destroyed one ... than a developing bird.
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... a warm-blooded animal can't be smaller than a ... Why do birds (and mammals) ... them to do so? A small bird must consume many ...
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An Online Introduction to the Biology of Animals and Plants ... go on to be mammals were very similar, so much so that fossils ... Eggs Birds - Basic ...
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Do any other mammals (especially primates) ... (and of smaller, forest dwelling birds), this might lead to a conclusion that a chimp eats fewer eggs than a ...
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