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Did dinosaurs have genitals?

Question

dinosaurDid dinosaurs have genitalia? They must have had some sort of reproductive organs, but they are never shown in pictures.
Andy, Hampstead

Answer

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Name: Chris, Windsor
Qualification: I sell reptiles and reptile products
Answer: They did. There were lots of different types of dinosaurs, so they all looked different. The dinosaurs that evolved into lizards may have had two sets of reproductive organs - as lizards and snakes do today. That's because if they have just reproduced and then met another female, one was tired, so they had a second one they could use. Some dinosaurs were egg layers, some had live babies.

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