World’s Best Preserved Dinosaur

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Scientists have discovered the world’s best-preserved armoured dinosaur, dubbed as the ‘Mona Lisa’ of dinosaurs — in Canada, that dates back about 110 million years.

The new genus and species Borealopelta markmitchelli used camouflage to hide from predators despite being built like a tank.

An analysis of the 18-foot-long specimen’s exquisitely well-preserved form, complete with fully armoured skin, suggests that the nodosaur had predators, despite weighing more than 1,300 kg.

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