Mummified Dinosaur—the Best Preserved Ever


Mummified Dinosaur—the Best Preserved Ever

A duck-billed dinosaur named Leonardo has the honor of being the best preserved dino fossil ever found. The find, currently being worked on at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis still has 90% of its soft tissue intact—including stomach and contents.

And he was found in Montana by a small band of volunteers!

Leonardo is scheduled to go on public display in March, 2014.
Check out this article for more:

The Pliosaur in Your Backyard


The Pliosaur in Your Backyard

Fossil hunters can be the most unlikely people and fossils can turn up in the most unlikely places. Back in 1997 a retired man building a fence in his backyard uncovered a bone from a 250-million-year-old pliosaur—a 65-foot-long predator of the ancient seas.

That’s crazy enough, but check out this article to see what he did with his incredible find…

Hell Creek T. Rex Opens Door to Real Jurassic Park

Well, it’s a crazy long-shot to be honest. But viable soft tissue and cells found in a T. rex fossil could theoretically yield dino DNA! Check out what the NY Times has to say about it:

Teenage Fossil Hunter Discovers Weird Dinosaur!

A great friend of mine, Erik Ellefsen, sent me this link to an NBC story about a teenage fossil hunter who beat the pros to discover a baby dinosaur– awesome stuff!