Thu
Jul 12 2012 4:30pm

Confirmed: Dinosaurs Did it Like This (NSFW?)

Back in 1988, a very impressionable 7-year-old version of me loved reading my Dad’s issues of Omni. I will never forget the article titled “Tyrannosaurus Sex” which not only explained how dinosaurs might have gotten it on, but also had illustrations. 

Now, according to an article in the Huffington Post, it seems like paleontologist Beverly Halstead (the late author of the 1988 Omni article) has some contemporary support. Halstead believed dinos mounted from behind, which now seems to be the scientific consensus. From The Huffington Post:

“I don’t think there’s much doubt about that,” Dr. Gregory M. Erickson, an evolutionary biologist at Florida State University, told The Huffington Post in a telephone interview. “But,” he acknowledged, “It must have been a hell of a thing to see.”

A hell of a thing indeed. The best part of this article is the awesome slideshow. Prepare yourself biblically before watching it. Check it all out out on The Huffington Post right here.


Ryan Britt is the staff writer for Tor.com. He feels like a childhood trauma has been resolved.

5 comments
Matt London
1. MattLondon
Not safe for work? Not safe for humans. RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!
Del C
2. del
Q. What do you do when you see a herd of sauropods coming?

A. SWIM FOR YOUR LIVES!
SueQ
3. SueQ
So , instead of doggy it's dino-style? Hmm?! What about Tricerotops: that must have been quite the dance.
SueQ
4. Evinebren
Click to enlarge, hmm?
SueQ
5. Benjamin J. Forsberg
If you click on the link to Huffington Post, you're treated to the following headline: "Dinosaur Sex Experts Concur That Animals Mated Front To Back." Not only am I annoyed by bad capitalization in a title by a professional source, but I'm amused by the generalized term 'animals' and by the fact that anyone alive--especially a human--could be considered an expert in dinosaur sex!

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