Mummified Dinosaur Yields Information
Paleontologists have experienced a recent wealth of information regarding the hadrosaur. In a recently published study of a mummified hadrosaur (Edmontosaurus sp.) scientists were able to identify soft-tissue skin structures and organic molecules. Additionally, the fossilized soft tissues resemble those seen in crocodilians and modern birds. One of the most enlightening things about these remains was the large amount of skin uncovered. By having so much skin available for study, scientists are able to better understand the volume of muscle the hadrosaur had. By understanding this, they can determine how fast or strong the dinosaur was. For more information on this study, see National Geographic News.
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