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Dinosaur mummy yields its secrets

Posted on Thursday, 2 July, 2009 | Comment icon 4 comments

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Scientists have analysed the amazingly well-preserved fossil of a dinosaur, the creature's soft tissues managed to avoid decay over millions of years due to fine sediments that formed a kind of cement after the animal fell in to a watery grave.

"A remarkably well-preserved fossil of a dinosaur has been analysed by scientists writing in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 2 July, 2009, 12:31
That's amazing. I wonder if Dr Manning would be able to identify what was the skin color later on?
Comment icon #2 Posted by kobie on 2 July, 2009, 21:42 to see a picture of it.
Comment icon #3 Posted by meankitty on 3 July, 2009, 0:22
I would like to see a high resolution image of the tendon structure. Oh have a poster. Soo cool.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Lyric B on 4 July, 2009, 10:50
The dominant vertebrate animals of terrestrial ecosystems, itís no on other than, dinosaur. Knowledge about dinosaurs is derived from a variety of fossil and non-fossil records. Dinosaur is physically similar to a kind of creature, which we called monster. The Montauk Monster is a corpse of an animal, severely deformed, that washed up on the shore in upstate New York. The monster's origin is rumored to be everything from extraterrestrial to being from Plum Island, also known as Anthrax Island, is rumored to have been a site of horrific animal experiments. An animal with features like the monst... [More]

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