Dinosaurs liked perfumes that we enjoy today, says new study
New Delhi : 65-million years ago, dinosaurs used to get attracted with perfume fragrances, reveals a new research.
As per evidences found in the study, the researchers claims that floral scents originated from primitive flowers as far back as 100 million years ago as pollinator attractants.
The flower based chemical compounds that are key elements for the modern-day perfumes is believed to have excited pollinating insects and other animals since the mid-Cretaceous Period, the study showed.
"I bet some of the dinosaurs could have detected the scents of these early flowers," said George Poinar, entomologist at the Oregon State University in the US.
The team examined amber flowers from Burma, including the now extinct glandular laurel flower (Cascolaurus burmensis) and veined star flower (Tropidogyne pentaptera).
Without colourful petals, these flowers relied solely on scents to attract pollinators.
"It's obvious, flowers were producing scents to make themselves more attractive to pollinators long before humans began using perfumes to make themselves more appealing to other humans," Poinar said.
(with IANS inputs)