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    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
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    I'm lazy...so can someone find a link for this? Found it on another post board..
    wow...this is kinda amazing...:


    The dramatic discovery of a mummified dinosaur complete with skin, ligaments and possibly some internal organs

    The find of the fossilised duckbilled hadrosaur, nicknamed Dakota, was reported by the Sky News website last week.

    Now Dino Autopsy, on the National Geographic Channel, will investigate one of the most important dinosaur discoveries of all time.

    The find means that palaeontologists, who until now have been able to extract amazingly detailed information from not much more than teeth and bones, can add to their knowledge by studying a virtually intact dino mummy.

    Experts believe it could prove to be one of the most important dinosaur finds of all time, offering never-before-seen details of what the dinosaurs really looked like and how they lived.

    Virtually intact from head to toe, a one-in-a-million combination of conditions allowed this amazing specimen to become completely mummified.

    National Geographic uses a combination of CGI reconstructions and expert analysis in its documentary to provide a unique insight into how the dino mummy was discovered.

    The programme also looks at the expertise and intricate technology used to obtain information about the dinosaur, and the sheer magnitude of the team's findings.

    This is the closest that palaeontologists have come yet to understanding dinosaurs
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      CommentAuthorMiss
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
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    Here is an article from the National Geographic channel which pretty much gives info about how they're scanning Dakota, they've got a bit of video too.

    Based on the dimensions of Dakota’s skin capsule, paleontologists have calculated that the duckbill’s posterior was 25 percent more massive than expected. Manning puts it a bit crudely: “This animal had a big ass.”
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
     (288.3)
    bwahaha! woot.
    • CommentAuthorSolario
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
     (288.4)
    So... no feathers? Color me disappointed.
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    nobody reads my website sob
    • CommentAuthoreggzoomin
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
     (288.6)
    Au contraire, Blackadder. Not for no reason have I added a Guitariano to my list of "things I'd quite like to have a go with."
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
     (288.7)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I wonder how I might feel in 25 million years if people were STILL taking cheap shots about my big ass?
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
     (288.8)
    Mr. Ellis, I appologize if you posted this before...but...I....i suck. i admit it. i don't read your site very often...but i gotta say, that reading your books, myspace bullitens and ramblings here...i gottenough ellis in my brain...
    :P

    it's entirely possible I heard about this before when it first showed up, but i have a memory like a spaztic pug dog...and i saw it posted somewheres else.