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7 September 2022, 12:00

Canadian paleontologists have found a complete skeleton of a "duck-billed" dinosaur

Canadian paleontologists have found a complete skeleton of a "duck-billed" dinosaur
Fossilized remains of an ancient pangolin have been discovered in the Canadian province of Alberta. The whole remarkable event is that it is a complete skeleton of a hadrosaur or "duck-billed" dinosaur.
 
The found fossil consists of part of the tail and one of the hind legs. However, paleontologists believe that the rest of the dinosaur skeleton may be hiding under a layer of soil.
As for the exact variety of this dinosaur, it can be determined only after the discovery of the skull of an individual.
 
The researchers hope to complete the excavation within the next two field seasons, which is the next two months. The initial information about the find made it possible to determine that in front of them was the skeleton of a young individual, so the excavation of the fossilized remains would not take so much time.
 
Finding a complete skeleton of an extinct pangolin is a rarity. But this allows you to get an accurate idea of ​​​​the appearance of the animal and the features of its life.
 
It is assumed that the remains of the hadrosaur will help paleontologists understand how these ancient dinosaurs grew and developed. And the possible presence of skin remains in the rock will allow us to determine the nuances of appearance.
 As a rule, the fossilized remains of hadrosaurs in this part of the planet are not uncommon. But the safety and completeness of the skeleton, as well as the fact that it was covered with petrified skin, makes the find very unusual.
 
After collecting the skeleton, the remains will be moved to the laboratory of the Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, where it will continue to be studied in more detail. Final research followed by preparation for a demonstration can take up to several years.
 
You can replenish your collection of fossils using the Violity website and the section "Fossils, geology, exhibits of flora and fauna. Meteorites. Aquarium"

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