[Photo credit: Robert Clark / National Geographic]
No longer are dinosaur fossils only the casts of bones you see strung together in museums, with illustrations depicting what they looked like. This time, scientists have found a dinosaur preserved in sediment, looking just as we would recognize it. We're talking scales, horns and a face.
The find originally occurred in 2011, but it has been unearthed to us in the June edition of National Geographic's magazine. This particular dino is a newfound species of a Nodasaur, and most likely had been meandering through what is now Canada, until a flooded river swept it away to its watery grave into the sea, where sediment quickly preserved it.
The fossil is now available for public view at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta, Canada.