Oviraptor could probably raise its tail

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Oviraptor could probably raise its tail




A new study shows that Oviraptor's compacted caudal vertebrae may actually have yielded peacock-style behavior in the animal. One theory is that this ability to raise the tail might have been used during mating rituals for shaking a small fan of feathers on the end of its tail.

Red Orbit - Dinosaur attracted mates much like a peacock (press release)
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