Parts of a fossilized dinosaur have been found on the slopes of Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada. What caught the researchers’ attention the most in this discovery was that the animal kept its skin, just like the mummies.
University of Reading paleoecologist Brian Pickles, who led the research, identified the pieces as belonging to a type of hadrosaur. It is a herbivorous species, which was about 4 meters long and was commonly found during the late Cretaceous, between 75 and 65 million years ago.
Brian Pickles said that, given the size of the tail and foot, the animal found is likely a young hadrosaur, while this species is capable of reaching 10 meters in length as adults. The next excavations will make it possible to disentangle other particularities and to encourage new research, in particular on the appearance of this herbivore.
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