This is a video about Hadrosaur vertebrae found in 1992.
From National Geographic:
“Dinosaur Mummy” Found; Has Intact Skin, Muscle
for National Geographic News
December 3, 2007
Scientists today announced the discovery of an extraordinarily preserved “dinosaur mummy” with much of its muscles 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. (See pictures of the mummy dino and its preserved skin.) …
The preliminary calculations suggest Dakota could run 28 miles (45 kilometers) an hour. Tyrannosaurus rex tops out at about 20 miles (32 kilometers) an hour, according to the model. (Related: T. Rex Quicker Than Fastest Humans, Study Says [August 23, 2007])
For Manning, the finding makes perfect sense. Hadrosaurs are believed to have been T. rex prey, so evolution would have favored a faster running speed.
See also here.
Hadrosaur discovery in Canada: here.
- Pipeline crew uncovers fossil of dinosaur tail in northwestern Alberta (globalnews.ca)
- Paleontologists unearth the most complete dinosaur skeleton ever found in B.C. (ctvnews.ca)
- Oil patch workers stumble upon massive new ‘complete find’ dinosaur fossil in Spirit River, Alberta (addisuwond.wordpress.com)
- The Latest Succession of Dinosaur Tracksites in Europe: Hadrosaur Ichnology, Track Production and Palaeoenvironments (plosone.org)
- In Pictures: ‘Significant’ dinosaur fossil discovered in Alberta (theglobeandmail.com)
- Cool Duck-Billed Hadrosaur Discovered Near Mexico-Texas Border (shepherdspiehole.typepad.com)
- Most complete dinosaur skeleton ever found in B.C. (globalnews.ca)
Dino “mummy” has skin turned to stone:
A startlingly well-preserved dinosaur may have had
stripes and the ability to outrun T. rex, according
Well thats great to hear that dinosaur mummy muscles have been found. Amazingly great… they were so big.. i am wondering whether the could be more breeds ??
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Hi eva, palaeontologists expect many hundreds of “new” dinosaur species will yet be found in the future; maybe some of those also with muscles and other features preserved.
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