'Romeo & Juliet' Dinosaur Fossils Put Dino Mating In A Whole New Light

April 6, 2015 8:05 PM

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'Romeo & Juliet' Dinosaur Fossils Put Dino Mating In A Whole New Light

Paleontologists have long suspected that some dinosaurs shook their tail feathers to woo mates. And a new analysis of "Romeo and Juliet" -- bird-like oviraptor dinos found locked in a 75-million-year-old embrace -- is yielding new clues about the feathery mating theory.

“Juliet” had shorter and simpler tail bones and was probably a female, according to Parsons, who led the research team.

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