- Dinosaur bones have told scientists a lot about how the ancient animals lived, hunted, and died, but reproduction has remained largely a mystery.
- A new fossil from China provides such an incredibly well-preserved look at the dinosaur's hindquarters that it shows the orifice that was likely used for expelling waste as well as for mating.
- This discovery only shows how this particular dinosaur species likely mated.
Despite the fact that they lived tens of millions (and in some cases, hundreds of millions) of years ago, we know a surprising amount about dinosaurs. That's thanks in large part to the fact that they left plenty of bones behind for us to find, study, and make educated guesses about.
But while hard bones are the most durable and long-lasting remnants of dinosaurs left today, soft tissue is much harder to come by. Because of that, understanding more complex behavior like mating has been a huge challenge. Now, a new fossil from China is helping to open the eyes of scientists and offer clues as to how one species (and perhaps other) dinosaurs pooped, peed, and reproduced.
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