Scientists Finally Found a Dinosaur Cloaca
Learn about why we now know what a dinosaur’s cloaca looks like. You’ll also learn why smells change with context from food science expert Harold McGee.
We now know what a dinosaur’s cloaca looks like by Grant Currin
- See the photo here: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2258023-dinosaur-fossil-with-preserved-genital-orifice-hints-how-they-mated/
- Black, R. (2020, October 21). We Finally Know What a Dinosaur’s Butthole Looks Like. Slate Magazine; Slate. https://slate.com/technology/2020/10/dinosaur-butt-fossil-discovery-cloaca.html
- Bell, P.R., Pittman, M., Kaye, T.G., Hendrickx, C. (2020) A crocodylian-style cloaca in a non-avialan dinosaur. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.10.11.335398
Additional resources from food science expert and author Harold McGee:
- Pick up “Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World’s Smells” on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3kGFpxT
- Harold McGee’s website: https://curiouscook.typepad.com/site/about-harold-mcgee.html
- Harold McGee on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Harold_McGee
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