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Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by Macsjebs(m): 8:14pm On Nov 20


First complete T-rex skeleton locked in a fight to the death with a Triceratops is finally revealed to the public after being buried for 67 million years in Montana

The 'Duelling Dinosaurs' were found in 2006 in Montana, US by a cattle rancher cowboy and two of his friends. 67 million-year-old remains of T-rex and Triceratops reveal a ferocious battle to the death that's frozen in time. Following a protracted legal battle over ownership the remains have been sold to the North Carolina Museum


The world's first ever complete T-rex skeleton, which became buried in sediment after a deadly duel with a Triceratops 67 million years ago, has been revealed by scientists.

The Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops horridus – nicknamed the 'Dueling Dinosaurs' – are preserved together in what is thought to be a predator-prey encounter, where both fought to the death.

Body outlines, skin impressions and injuries – including Tyrannosaur teeth stuck in the Triceratops' body – can still be seen 67 million years after the ferocious battle.

Each of the remains have only been seen by only a few dozen people since they were discovered in 2006 in Montana, US, by professional fossil hunters.

It took years to extract the 14-ton skeletons and arrange their purchase, by the non-profit Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for an undisclosed sum.

The group has donated them to North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, in Raleigh, North Carolina, which is due to start building a dedicated exhibition for them next year.

The Dueling Dinosaurs, which have not yet been studied, have been described as 'one of the most important paleontological discoveries of our time'.

'This fossil will forever change our view of the world's two favourite dinosaurs,' said Dr Lindsay Zanno, head of palaeontology at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

'The preservation is phenomenal, and we plan to use every technological innovation available to reveal new information on the biology of the T. rex and Triceratops.

'We have not yet studied this specimen – it is a scientific frontier.'

The T-rex includes the only 100 per cent complete T-rex ever found – even better preserved than Sue, housed at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.

'Dueling Dinosaurs' tyrannosaur is a young individual, not yet fully grown,' Dr Zanno told MailOnline. 'By comparison Sue is a large, skeletally mature individual of T-rex.

'However, our tyrannosaur is 100 per cent complete, preserving every bone in the body on both sides in life position [while] Sue is about 85 per cent complete.'

The 'dueling' tyrannosaur also has skin impressions – fossilised remains of skin surfaces – which are extremely rare.

'There is not, to my knowledge, evidence of skin preservation on Sue,' said Dr Zanno.

The Dueling Dinosaurs' carcasses have remained entombed within sediment from the Montana hillside where they were discovered by the professional fossil hunters – a cattle rancher and two of his friends.







Because of these rare burial conditions, each bone is in its natural position and museum scientists will have access to biological data that is typically lost in the excavation and preparation processes.

A rancher, his friend and his cousin found the fossils in 2006, and it is reported they came to a deal with the landowners.

The skeletons are worth millions of dollars and were the subject of a court battle over who owned them after their discovery in 2006.

In June 2020, a US appeals court ruled the fossils belong to the owners of the land's surface rights, not the owners of the mineral rights.

The Dueling Dinosaurs went to auction in 2013 at Bonhams in New York, but no bid met the reserve price of $6 million.

During years of negotiations, the fossil was reportedly locked away in labs or warehouses.

But thanks to donors, the non-profit Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has now bought them on behalf of the museum.

The museum, in downtown Raleigh, said design is nearing completion on a 'globally unique, behind-the-scenes visitor experience'.

'The museum is thrilled to have the unique opportunity to house and research one of the most important paleontological discoveries of our time,' said Dr Eric Dorfman, director and CEO of the museum.

'Not only are we able to uncover unknown details of these animals' anatomy and behaviour, but our new dedicated facility and educational programs will allow us to engage with audiences locally, across North Carolina, and worldwide.'

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8966075/Scientists-reveal-worlds-complete-T-rex-skeleton.html

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by iamyemiakins(m): 8:14pm On Nov 20
Body outlines, skin impressions and injuries – including Tyrannosaur teeth stuck in the Triceratops' body – can still be seen 67 million years after the ferocious battle.

These scientists blood dey hot o, na million years discoveries dey trend now.

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by Raydos(m): 8:16pm On Nov 20
Una don start

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by Treborblue(m): 8:16pm On Nov 20
I say hello

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by theFilmtric: 11:43pm On Nov 20
67 million years??
I don't know why I find it hard to believe stuff like this
The Trynosaurus was even 100% complete

PS:Those shouting carbon dating I know about carbon dating but
HOW A “Dinosuar”'s remains would stay preserved for 67 million years is what I don't get
Do you have an idea of what 1 million years is??
I think this “scientists” are just sourcing for more funding! The more bizzare a discovery is the more the funds to “research”!.
Eitherway fossilized Dinosuars can't help humankind in any way! except through so called “research”

Think before quoting me!

You simply have to, whites scientist are not you're regular liar mohammed.
We're talking about poeple who invented a 500tonnes flying machines,people who produced device that you can key in numbers to it and speak with your Friend in any continent of your choice.........so why wont you believe them now?
See this one o!
So I should believe them 'cause their white?
Stupid African mentality!
theFilmtricsay

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by marvelphysics(m): 11:49pm On Nov 20
wonderful, please when is time machine coming out, even if it is just a machine to view the past

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by DenreleDave(m): 9:18am On Nov 21
Useless lies.....

How many millions years again pls?


Scam

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by khingTony(m): 9:51am On Nov 21

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by Currentlygrown: 9:53am On Nov 21
theFilmtric:
67 million years??
I don't know why I find it hard to believe stuff like this
The Trynosaurus was eeven 100% complete

theFilmtricsay

Haha. You don’t believe? Check my last thread.

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by Legalcriminal: 9:54am On Nov 21
Wonderful
Make me too find one for backyard I wan turn US millionaire too with no stress

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by goldtube(m): 9:54am On Nov 21
shocked
Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by Enudapan: 9:54am On Nov 21
Nah eh! No qualms
This is so sophisticated

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by jaheymezz(m): 9:54am On Nov 21
Na you everytime ahan

U no even dey do thousand thousand Na million million

Why that

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by letristian: 9:54am On Nov 21
No be only 67 million years
No be only say em die for fight, were you there?

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by Tbasicme: 9:54am On Nov 21
Scientist on da beat

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by compton11: 9:55am On Nov 21
nigga did u just say 67m years?

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by walozanga(m): 9:55am On Nov 21
Nobe only 67 million, even 67 billion

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by mayskit4luv(m): 9:55am On Nov 21
Ok

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by mokkalu1(m): 9:55am On Nov 21
Guess you'll still use this to market your perfumes?

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by NaijaOlosho(f): 9:55am On Nov 21
grin grin
Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by UDUJ(m): 9:55am On Nov 21
DenreleDave:
Useless lies.....

How many millions years again pls?


Scam

As a geologist I don't doubt this story bro. Scientists can decipher the age of fossils through a process called CARBON DATING. Google it and see.

Longtime bro. Good to see your post cool

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by airsaylongcom: 9:56am On Nov 21
Funny seeing religious people denying the millions of years

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by Openbusiness: 9:56am On Nov 21
Science points us to God cool
Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by Xbee007(m): 9:56am On Nov 21
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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by Denique(f): 9:56am On Nov 21

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by R0kstarr8(m): 9:56am On Nov 21
even though it was discovered now.. wetin be their real gain, abeg we should find a way to make this planet a better place by restoring peace, Harmony and kindness

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by sholay4star: 9:57am On Nov 21
naso
Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by crafteeworld: 9:57am On Nov 21
carbon dating!
Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by Image123(m): 9:57am On Nov 21
HOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO. locked in a fight to the death with a Triceratops is finally revealed to the public. Indeed.
This is no different from what Inspector Fash will reveal to the public later on, food for the gullible. Ferrocious battle ko, ENDSARS protest ni.

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Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by paymentvoucher: 9:57am On Nov 21
grin
Re: Complete Skeleton Of Duelling Dinosaurs From 67 million Years Ago Revealed (Pix) by Macsjebs(m): 9:57am On Nov 21
mokkalu1:
Guess you'll still use this to market your perfumes?
U funny cheesy
It's not me, it's a research with picture evidence, embrace with an open mind

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