December 04, 2007

Dino-mummy!

Posted by: Karyn Gregory


In 1999, paleontologists unearthed a mummified dinosaur complete with much of its skin and tissue intact. On Monday, Dec. 3, this find was revealed to the public.

The discovery is expected to rewrite the book on hadrosaur muscular structure and show us how the dinosaur’s skin really looked.

You should definitely check out the National Geographic image gallery as well. You can see the individual scales on the dinosaur's skin. Speaking as someone who used to have a pet snake, those scales are huge!

-Karyn

Photo: Tyler Lyson © 2007 National Geographic

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