Monday, May 17, 2010

Dinosaur Mummy Found

A dinosaur mummy found in North Dakota reveals astonishing new information about the size of the reptiles, their skin, and how quickly they moved.

Scientists today announced the discovery of an extraordinarily preserved "dinosaur mummy" with much of its tissues and bones still encased in an uncollapsed envelope of skin.

Preliminary studies of the 67-million-year-old hadrosaur, named Dakota, are already altering theories of what the ancient creatures' skin looked like and how quickly they moved, project researchers say.

Further investigations may reveal detailed information about soft tissues, which could help unlock secrets about the evolution of dinosaurs and their descendents, the scientists added. [Read More..]

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