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Dancing With Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are often portrayed as big, loud, and crude creatures from a past beyond memory, but what if they had more refined tastes? Perhaps they would raise a chorus of honks and growls in an opera, or, as imagined by animator Ross Butter, maybe they would put on a ballet. As Ross recognizes, thou...

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Dinosaurs are often portrayed as big, loud, and crude creatures from a past beyond memory, but what if they had more refined tastes? Perhaps they would raise a chorus of honks and growls in an opera, or, as imagined by animator Ross Butter, maybe they would put on a ballet. As Ross recognizes, though, there is a danger in putting carnivores and herbivores together on stage, and so a piece of dinosaur performance art could quickly turn into a very different sort of spectacle.

(h/t Ezra Klein)
About Brian Switek
Brian Switek

Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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