Researches have discovered something startling from our past.
A turtle the size of a Honda or Toyota or Kia once existed in South America over 60 million years ago, according to the research done on its fossil remains.
The turtle's skull was roughly the size of
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So there's this new African fossil foot, right? Pretty much a normal thing to find in Africa, right?
This new find indicates
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Scientists have actually found the mummified remains of a Hadrosaur.
That means that some of its skin was actually intact!
So now using a gross, burnt, smashed chicken, scientists were somehow able to come up with a good idea for what the dinosaur's skin might have actually looked like.
Check out the above video to see them working on a computer rendering of a real life Hadrosaur.
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Emily Baldry, a five-year-old British girl, dug up a 160 million-year-old fossil near a lake while at a park one day.
With the help of her father, they pulled out the 16 inch wide fossil of an extinct giant mollusk.
They then gave the fossil to an archaeologist who spent a year cleaning it and whittling it down to nothing but pure fossil.
Emily named the fossil "Spike," due to the defensive spines sticking out of the shell.
Talking about finally getting back the cleaned fossil, Emily said:
“It is so exciting to see him. I was very happy when I first saw him and now he looks very shiny.”
The archaeologist who restored the fossil said:
"This is the first ammonite of this kind to be discovered whole in Britain. The rest have all been fragments."
Way to go, Emily!
[Image via AP Images.]
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Wait, is this the monster from Cloverfeild?
Australian scientists have uncovered the world's biggest marsupial – a "three-ton monster" the size of a Jeep that lived up to two million years ago.
Scientist have given it the name DIPROTODON making it the badass marsupial to exist.
What are we gonna do if we find an even bigger prehistoric marsupial, like a man-eating kangaroo? We're gonna need an even more badass name, but we suppose scientist will cross that road when if they come to it.
Anyway, the DIPROTODON is about the size of a rhinoceros and was found on a remote cattle station in an area rich in the remains of prehistoric megafauna.
The discovery of a virtually complete fossil makes it one of Australia’s most significant prehistoric discoveries.
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