Dinosaurs Shook Their Tail Feathers
Some dinosaurs danced and literally shook their tail feathers to attract potential mates, researchers say. It’s long been theorized that at least some feathered dinosaurs used their plumage for courtship. A new study, published in the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, strengthens that belief. The dancing, prancing dinosaurs were oviraptors — two legged, plant-eating dinos, related to T. rex, that roamed parts of China, Mongolia and Alberta during the Cretaceous period, which was the final age of the dinosaur.