110 Million-Year-Old Fossil Of Nodosaur Dinosaur Unveiled
A 110 Million-Year-Old Fossil of Nodosaur dinosaur has been unveiled at Canada's Royal Tyrrel Museum of Paleontology.
The fossil is so well preserved, it looks like a statue. The Nodosaur was 18 feet long and weighed 3,000 pounds.
Fossilized skin still cover the bumpy armor plates on the animal's skull. According to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, The Nodosaur lacked a bony club at the end of its tail, instead using armor plates, thick knobs and two 20-inch spikes along its armored side for protection.
National geographic has said that such level of preservation is "As Rare as Winning the Lottery."
Researchers believe the dinosaur was on a river's edge when a flood swept it away. It eventually floated out to the sea and sank to the bottom.