Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Dinosaur with tail feathers and skin tissue

Astonishingly well-preserved dinosaur found with fossilized tail feathers and skin tissue.
 Credit: Julius Csotonyi
 An illustration of Ornithomimus based on the findings of preserved tail feathers and soft tissue. While studying at the University of Alberta, a first-year palaeontology student stumbled across a surprisingly well-preserved dinosaur fossil, with its tail feathers and some soft tissue remarkably intact. This Ornithomimus ('bird mimic') dinosaur, existed in the Late Cretaceous period in what is now modern-day North America.

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