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Nodosaur Dinosaur ‘Mummy’ Unveiled With Skin And Guts Intact

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River

*the discovery was in 2017 but now there's no info and new pics yay*

https://allthatsinteresting.com/nodosaur-dinosaur-mummy

"We don't just have a skeleton," said one of the nodosaur researchers involved. "We have a dinosaur as it would have been."

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You can’t even see its bones, but scientists are hailing it as perhaps the best-preserved dinosaur specimen ever unearthed. That’s because those bones remain covered by intact skin and armor — 110 million years after the creature’s death.

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta, Canada recently unveiled a dinosaur so well-preserved that many have taken to calling it not a fossil, but an honest-to-goodness “dinosaur mummy.”

With the creature’s skin, armor, and even some of its guts intact, researchers are astounded at its nearly unprecedented level of preservation.

“We don’t just have a skeleton,” Caleb Brown, a researcher at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, told National Geographic. “We have a dinosaur as it would have been.”

When this dinosaur — a member of a newly discovered species called nodosaur — was alive, it was an enormous four-legged herbivore protected by a spiky, plated armor and weighed in at approximately 3,000 pounds.

Today, the mummified nodosaur is so intact that it still weighs 2,500 pounds.

How the dinosaur mummy could remain so intact is something of a mystery, although as CNN says, researchers suggest that the nodosaur may have been swept away by a flooded river and carried out to sea, where it eventually sank to the ocean floor.

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woaahhhhhhhh!!! That's sooo amazing! It is extremely well preserved! I wonder what new advancements they can make w this new discovery. Seeing the actual skin texture so intact is like.. I'm in awe

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GypsyVida

Wow this is actually huge. This proves scientists theories as to what their skin looked like

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RAMROD

What? Those look like Drogon, lowkey :enigma:

 

 

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TheSlash

It's so fascinating looking at it - it's like a window into a past where human kind wasn't even planned :tony:  :flutter: . 

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kyanewest

Terrifying. Dinosaurs seem like they are from a fantasy book and the fact that they were real is just- :saladga:

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StarstruckIllusion

It literally looks like a dragon 😭😭😭 The way science won oh my god

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mauvais

*doesn't read article and only looks at the photographs*

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