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The most impressive fossil in the world was accidentally discovered by Alberta miners.

© Robert Clark

© Robert Clark

This breakthrough is one to one billion

Although the images appeared a few days ago in the National Geographic magazine, we are opening this topic just now because we wanted to make sure that this discovery is real and not an invention.

While a mining team was digging near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, they’ve discovered a perfectly preserved fossil of a dinosaur.

More specifically, it is a specimen of nodosaurus, a herbivore that was walking on Earth about  110 million years ago. The length of this dinosaur reached 5.5 meters long and about 1.5 tons.

The fossil was brought to the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta, where photographer Robert Clark captured some shots of it. He claims he was amazed by the image of this dinosaur and it seems to be a dinosaur from ‘Game of Thrones’.

© Robert Clark

© Robert Clark

“It’s the most impressive fossil I’ve ever seen and I can say I have a lot of experience in this area,” said Clark.

According to CBC News, researchers say that this fossil was actually discovered in 2011, but only now it could be exhibited in a museum.

We can easily see the ‘armor’ with spikes that cover the body of the dinosaur, making this fossil one of the best preserved fossil of a nodosaurus so far.

Paleontologists believe that this specimen died drowning during a flood, and its body was carried away far from the sea, where it remained buried in the seabed, perfectly preserved.

© Robert Clark

© Robert Clark

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