First Ever Dino Find

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Paleontologists recently discovered a soft tissue head ornament on the remains of a duck-billed dinosaur.

    Researchers from Australia’s University of New England and the University of Bolonga in Italy have discovered the first evidence ever that dinosaurs had flashy head ornaments similar to a rooster’s comb.  They discovered this soft tissue head crest on a rare, mummified specimen of a duck-billed dinosaur.  While uncovering the fossil of the dinosaur, a paleontologist said that the head crest was so unexpected that he put a chisel right through it!  He was expecting only rock and all of a sudden there was skin underneath.  Just goes to show that you never know what you’re going to find!