Dinosaur fossil so well preserved it looks like a statue

 

It was found by Shawn Funk while excavating the Millennium mine near Fort McMurray in northern Alberta, Canada, March 21, 2011.
He hit something that looked out of the surrounding rock, and decided to take a closer look.
The fossil was discovered, was sent to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology.
They spent the next six years to reveal the beast in the land mass of 2,500 pounds (1,100 kg).
According to the museum, the best preserved armored dinosaur in the world, including skin and armor, and ends snout hips.
It took more than 7000 hours to prepare the sample for research and the screen.
After all this hard work, the end result is ready to be presented.
And reveals how the ancient creature uses a scaly armor for defense.
Speaking of National Geographic, the paloobiologist Jakob Vinther of the University of Bristol, said: “[He] might have come in a few weeks ago.
The fossil is a new species of nodosaure, which lived halfway through the Cretaceous period, between 110 million and 112 million years ago.
The creatures were about 18 feet (five meters) long and weighed an average of up to 3000 pounds (1300 kg).
There were two 20-inch-long beaks coming off his shoulders.

Researchers believe that the driver armored plants crossed what is now western Canada until a flooded river has swept the open sea.
But the dinosaur burial underwater retains his armor with exquisite detail.
The fossilized remains of this particular specimen are so well preserved that the skin remains still cover bare armor plates along the dinosaur skulls.
As Michael Greshko wrote for National Geographic, this level of preservation “is rare to win the lottery.”
“The more I look, the more it becomes amazing.
The fossilized remains of the skin always cover the dented armor plates parsonnent the skull of the animal.
“His right forefoot is by his side, five figures are mounted high.
“I can count the ladders in your saddle. ‘
Caleb Brown, a postdoctoral researcher at the museum, said the writer: “We do not just have a skeleton.
“We have a dinosaur that would.
The fossil is a new species of nodosaure, which lived halfway through the Cretaceous period, between 110 million and 112 million years ago.
The nodosaure is a type of Ankyosaurus often eclipsed by its cousin cousins in Ankylosauridae subgroup.
Unlike their cousins, nodosaures had no Shin-split sticks, but they also had an armor of thorns to deter predators.
The 18-foot-long, nearly 3,000-pound leader was the rhinoceros of his time, a moody herbivore that he presents to a great extent.
However, he was attacked, the nodosaure had two 20-inch long points, which stood out from his shoulders like a pair of bull horns.
It was found by Shawn Funk while excavating the Millennium mine near Fort McMurray in northern Alberta, Canada, March 21, 2011

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