A New Find

Another dinosaur mummy appears to have been discovered, readers! Click the link to learn more!

Brian Pickles And Caleb Brown Stand Next To The Exposed Skeleton. (Melissa Dergousoff/University Of Reading)

‘Dinosaur mummy’: Researchers believe they found one of the best preserved dinosaurs ever

Orlando Mayorquin


Researchers in Canada have discovered parts of what they believe to be a full “dinosaur mummy” lodged in a hillside, the University of Reading in the United Kingdom announced last week.

The two exposed fossils, a foot and part of a tail clad in fossilized skin, are believed to belong to a juvenile duck-billed Hadrosaur dinosaur that died somewhere between 77 million to 75 million years ago, roughly 10 million years before dinosaurs went extinct, researchers said. Scientists began excavation of the site to remove the entire remains from the hill.

“It’s so well preserved you can see the individual scales, we can see some tendons and it looks like there’s going to be skin over the entire animal,” Brian Pickles, a paleontologist and ecology professor at the University of Reading, told USA TODAY. “Which means, if we’re really lucky, then some of the other internal organs might have preserved as well.”

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