Dino fossil found with some skin tissue mummified

National Geographic reports on an astonishing fossil that has been unearthed recently. “The extraordinarily preserved hadrosaur, or duck-billed dino, still had much of its tissues and bones intact, encased in an envelope of skin”.

The dinosaur died in a “perfect soup” of chemicals allowing for the amazing preservation of its tissue after 67 million years. The paleontologists are all very excited about the information that they can get from this specimen. And it was found by a teenager!

This image above shows the preserved scales of the dino’s skin.