Dino Mummy Discoveries

Posted by Dindrane on December 5, 2007 in alerts, animals & wildlife, links, news |

Awesome–I want a stripy dinosaur quite badly now:

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most complete dinosaur mummies ever found is revealing secrets locked away for millions of years, bringing researchers as close as they will ever get to touching a live dino…

…The study is not yet complete, but scientists have concluded that hadrosaurs were bigger — 3.5 tons and up to 40 feet long — and stronger than had been known, were quick and flexible and had skin with scales that may have been striped.

“Oh, the skin is wonderful,” paleontologist Phillip Manning of Manchester University in England rhapsodized, admitting to a “glazed look in my eye.”

“It’s unbelievable when you look at it for the first time,” he said in a telephone interview. “There is depth and structure to the skin. The level of detail expressed in the skin is just breathtaking.”…

Read more: Dino Mummy on CNN

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