A recent discovery of a dinosaur mummy left archaeologists in a strange feeling. It seems to be the best-protected dinosaur mummy that has ever been found, and this can be seen from its appearance which still has intact skin armor.
The fossil was found by accident while miners were drilling in Canada, and it is thought to be more than 110 million years old. The mummy was placed in the Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology in Alberta, Canada, and after careful examination, it was discovered that the skin hides the well-protected and unspoiled guts of the animal. This is something scientists have never seen before, and they did easily reconstruct the looks of the dinosaur with the help of recent technology.
This seems to be a part of the Nodosauridae species, which were large herbivores weighing 3,000 pounds. The recently found fossil weighs around 2,500 pounds so it is extremely well protected even after millions of years.
What contributed to its preservation are the minerals that were found on the dinosaur’s skin and armor that might come from the ocean.
It is believed that the fossil sank in the ocean a long time ago and this is the reason why it looks fresh long after its death.
The holotype of Borealopelta on display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta.
Nodosaur bones at Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, Fort Bend Co., Texas.
Nodosaur (armoured dinosaur) fossil discovered at the Suncor Mine near Fort McMurray by Government of Alberta