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The Amazing Dinosaur Found (Accidentally) by Miners in Canada

Known as a nodosaur, this 110 million-year-old, armored plant-eater is the best preserved fossil of its kind ever found.


By Michael Greshko

Paleobiologist Jakob Vinther, an expert on animal coloration from the U.K.’s University of Bristol, has studied some of the world’s best fossils for signs of the pigment melanin. But after four days of working on this one—delicately scraping off samples smaller than flecks of grated Parmesan—even he is astounded. The dinosaur is so well preserved that it “might have been walking around a couple of weeks ago,” Vinther says. “I’ve never seen anything like this.”

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/dinosaur-nodosaur-fossil-discovery/



Amazing discovery. Check the link for more pictures.