Mummy Dinosaur

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Mummy dinosaur has 90% of its bones and 80% of its skin according to a report in ScienceNOW 18 October 2002 and National Geographic news 11 October 2002. The Hadrosaur (duck-billed dinosaur) is so well preserved it has been called a "mummy" rather than a fossil. As well as impressions of skin and other soft tissues, the specimen contains the remains of its stomach contents, a mixture of over 40 different kinds of plants including algae, ferns, liverworts and angiosperms (flowering plants).

Editorial Comment: Such good preservation can only occur if a creature is rapidly and deeply buried. Otherwise the structure of the soft tissue is destroyed by micro-organisms, rather than turned to stone. This specimen is good evidence of catastrophic flood burial. It also confirms such dinosaurs lived and dined in a world of lush and varied vegetation, similar to that described in Genesis prior to Noah s flood. (Ref. dinosaurs, flood, vegetarian)

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