Ankylosaur, A Plant-Eating Dinosaur Found in Canada by Suncor Energy Worker

By on Mar 27, 2011 in Animals, North America, Weird Comments

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Toronto, Canada – A report from Yahoo News says that an oil company worker unearthed a 110-million-year old dinosaur fossil. The fossil found was identified as ankylosaur, a plant-eating dinosaur with powerful limbs, armor plating and a club-like tail.

According to Donald Henderson, a curator at Alberta’s Royal Tyrrell Museum, who is devoted to dinosaurs, said that there was no history in finding dinosaurs in that location. Study says that Alberta was once before a sea and therefore  most findings are invertebrates such as clams and ammonites. The ankylosaur found is expected to be about 5 meters (16-1/2 feet) long and 2 meters (6-1/2 feet) wide.

The fossil was found on Wednesday by a Suncor Energy shovel operator who was clearing ground ahead of development.

Suncor Energy has suspended work at the site and has given scientists a three-week window to remove the fossil and ship it to the Royal Tyrrell museum.

The last major fossil found in Northern Alberta was a giant reptile called an ichthyosaur, which was found 10 years ago near Fort McMurray.



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