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Rare dinosaur found in Canada's oil sands

March 27, 2011 | Comment icon 3 comments



Image Credit: E.M. Fulda
The Canadian oil sands have turned up an unusual treasure - a plant-eating ankylosaur.
Discovering a land-dwelling dinosaur at the sands is particularly unusual because millions of years ago the area was covered in water. "We've never found a dinosaur in this location," said museum curator Donald Henderson. "It is also the earliest complete dinosaur that we have from this province."
The Canadian oil sands, a vast expanse of tar and sand being mined for crude oil, yielded treasure of another kind this week when an oil company worker unearthed a 110-million-year-old dinosaur fossil that wasn't supposed to be there.


Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (3)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by Doctor_Strangelove 12 years ago
Judging by the intelligence of a lot of the people I've worked with in the Alberta oil field, I'm somewhat surprised they didn't assume it was a dragon.
Comment icon #2 Posted by TheSpoonyOne 12 years ago
Did they bully you?
Comment icon #3 Posted by DiMSoE 12 years ago
that is so cool, still digging up the old dinosaurs!


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