Amazing Picture of Mummified Dinosaur in Canada Museum: Fact Check


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Amazing Picture of Mummified Dinosaur in Canada Museum

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Canada discovered a mummified dinosaur from approx. 110 million years ago, finally unearthed…

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Various messages in circulation on Twitter and other social media sites claim to show an Amazing Picture of Mummified Dinosaur in Canada Museum. They say the freaking Dinosaur mummy on display is about 110 million years old. At first glance, the reassembled gray blocks look like a sculpture or some sort of art form of a Dinosaur, like we have seen many times earlier. But this time, the Mummified Dinosaur in Canada Museum is real; explained in detail below.

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About the Mummified Dinosaur in Canada Museum

On 21st March 2011 Shawn Funk and other miners in Alberta Province of Canada discovered the amazing Dinosaur fossil accidentally. National Geographic website nationalgeographic.com reported about the new, well-preserved armored dinosaur fossil species called Borealopelta markmitchelli, a genus of Nodosaurid Ankylosaur. Consequently, experts suggested the armored plant-eater is about 110 million years old, and a flooded river swept it into sea. Apparently, the undersea burial, as a result, preserved its armor in exquisite detail. As a result, the front half of the Nodosaur, from the snout to the hips, was intact enough to recover. As per estimates, the well-preserved nodosaur specimen stretched 18 feet long and weighed nearly 3,000 pounds. For this reason, National Geographic described the discovery as the best-preserved fossil of its kind ever found (for the dino skin and armor).

In May 2017, after six years of the discovery, Canada’s Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Drumheller unveiled the remains of the Nodosaur Borealopelta. The picture in question, taken by Machario, in fact shows the same holotype specimen of mummified Dinosaur in Canada Museum.

Image of Armored Nodasaurus Specimen (Courtesy of Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Canada)
Armored Nodasaurus Specimen (Courtesy of Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Canada)

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