In 2011 the archaeologists found the fossils of the dinosaur in the South of Canada. These fossils preserved for 110 million years and perfectly remain. The scientists identified a species of the dinosaur. It is a herbivorous nodosaur. At the present moment, the fossils are exhibited at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta, Canada.
Caleb Brown, a postdoctoral researcher at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology says: “We don’t just have a skeleton, we have a dinosaur as it would have been”. The fossils remain perfectly a skin of the animal, bowels and a head. To clean the fossilised parts of the dinosaur the scientists needed 7000 hours of hard work. The whole animal weighs circa 3000 pounds.
The experts believe that this nodosaur could perhaps be swept away by a river and delivered to the ocean, where it sank with the time. The body of the dinosaur preserved on the ocean floor since more that 100 million years. The scientists of National Geographic are convinced that the minerals were placed on the skin and armour of the animal. Maybe that is why the skin of the nodosaur remained so well throughout these years.
Now the experts try to find out the ability of the dinosaur to navigate the environment and real functions of its armour and horns.Source link: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/dinosaur-nodosaur-fossil-discovery/