A rare dinosaur skeleton with fossilized skin discovered in Canada.

Finding a dinosaur fossil with preserved soft tissue has thus far been considered impossible. A team of researchers in Alberta, Canada, has discovered a hadrosaur with not only a near-complete skeleton but also with patches of skin still intact, according to a press release published last week by the University of Reading, UK.

The exposed fossil of the large-bodied, herbivorous, duck-billed dinosaur is currently still protruding from a hillside in Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada, which is one of the world’s richest locations for dinosaur fossils. Some 400 to 500 dinosaur skeletons or skulls have been found in the area.

The fossil is further oriented in a way that suggests that the entire skeleton may still be preserved within the hill, making it an exceptional “dinosaur mummy” that is likely to provide significant insights about the animal’s appearance and anatomy.

The fossil was first spotted during a field school scouting visit in 2021 when Dr. Brian Pickles from the University of Reading was leading a search of the area.

Source: https://interestingengineering.com


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