'Hot dino sex' as a tag, now? *Groan* *Delicate sensibilities* ;)
Strangely, I'm looking at a blog post about dinosaur sex and have been for a while. All the usual suspects and problems are there but, I have to say, how ankylosaurs managed it has me stumped.
"... how ankylosaurs managed it ..."Very carefully!
Now that I look at it carefully I´m thinking that I probably should have spent some more time with the textures and shading ( Although its a bit more updated in my gallery, but I´ll just leave it like that.) Ankylosaur sex wouldn´t be probably a lot different than this (In most of the species the dermal plates on the back and pelvis zone weren´t very spiky, AFAIK). Now Stegosaurs and the largest sauropods trying to make babies, that´s the real challenge...Oh, and THANKS for this!
http://herpy.net/gallery/data/media/5/Mating_season_by_T_PEKC.jpgI always liked the above hypothesis by T-PEKC of how stegosaurs mate. Never actually wondered if it's feasible though.
I think, like the turkey industry, they just used A.I.
So, do they have chasmogasms?
Re. Ankylosaurs - what do you think those massive 'bulbous hypertrophied' structures are on the end of their 'tails'.. Experimental designs indeed.
Observe the direction in which the comments are heading. It was only a matter of time. :P
Oh, by the way, Hadiaz: excellent T-PEKC illustration.
I approve of this as vigorously as the beasts are enjoying each other's company.
Trolls get baleted.