That incredibly well-preserved armored dinosaur is actually a new species
The discovery itself was amazing.
A dinosaur was found in Canada around 110 million years after it diedNational Geographic covered the accidental discovery in its June issue and created a 3-D rendering to show how well-preserved the dinosaur fossils were in an ancient river bank.
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The discovery was back in 2011. Since then, researchers have determined the armored beast that weighed almost 3,000 pounds is a new species of nodosaur.
It’s called Borealopelta markmitchelli, according to a study released Thursday in the journal Current Biology. Read more…More about Science, Dinosaurs, National Geographic, Paleontology, and Science
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