31 Oct '16, 10am

First dinosaur brain tissue discovered in 130-million-year-old fossil

First dinosaur brain tissue discovered in 130-million-year-old fossil

According to the researchers, conditions must have been just right for the fossil to be preserved as it was, but they hope for similar discoveries in the future. Paper co-author David Norman of the University of Cambridge said in a statement, “What we think happened is that this particular dinosaur died in or near a body of water, and its head ended up partially buried in the sediment at the bottom. Since the water had little oxygen and was very acidic, the soft issues of the brain were likely preserved and cast before the rest of its body was buried in the sediment.”

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/first-dinosaur-brain-tissue-discover...

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