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Re: A ROMP IN THE MUD



On Fri, 18 Jul 1997 15:09:07 -0400 (EDT) Tetanurae@aol.com writes:
>                      or
>
>DON'T YOU WANNA BOIL THAT BEFORE YOU DRINK IT?
>
>Since there is so much dino-porn on the internet these days, I thought 
>I'd
>join in because I am a slave to trendiness.  An idea I had was that 
>perhaps
>Thyreophyrans and maybe some sauropods too mated while in the water, 
>to
>facilitate a face to face mating posture, which would be somewhat less 
>deadly
>for the male, than a traditional "doggie-style" position.
>
>Or perhaps Kentrosaurus was like a praying mantis and the male died 
>while
>mating....

Don't elephants some times dig a hole for the female to kneel down in so
the male elephant can mount her?  I've heard they use mud holes for the
same purpose.

Judy Molnar
Education Associate, Virginia Living Museum
vlmed@juno.com
jamolnar@juno.com
All questions are valid; all answers are tentative.