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Leone speculated that the "virgin birth" may have been a bizarre case of delayed implantation, also known as embryonic diapause. Some species are able to hold up hormonally on having their fertilized eggs attach to the uterine wall and start developing, apparently as a stress response. That's known to happen to armadillos, which are in the same scientific superorder (Xenarthra) as anteaters. "It's been presumed that giant anteaters can do this as well," Leone said.
After mating in the autumn, female bats use ‘delayed fertilisation’ to ensure that they don’t become pregnant before hibernation, which in turn ensures that babies (called ‘pups’) are born only when there is sufficient food for them to grow and survive.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
There are plenty of species that can pull this off - asexual reproduction.
While it can be seen as mind-blowing, could it be possible that at some point in the evolution of this creature, it had asexual reproduction abilities?
We cant pin down the complete evolution of humans, so couldn't the same be true in this case?
Maybe this is one of natures little quirks for species preservation.
Originally posted by IvanAstikov
Were 3 wise men seen in the vicinity of this virgin birth?