Researchers have restored the smallest details
Scientists were able to reconstruct a 3D skull of a prehistoric fish or reptiles Delphinapterus.
About it writes the edition Hyser.
The creature died 200 million years ago and sank to the bottom of the sea. Bones of creatures found in the one of the farmers. Now the place where discovered the fossil, called the County of Warwickshire in the UK. Archaeologists have dug up the skull 60 years ago, but only now appreciated for their value to science. The find was identified as a rare ichthyosaur — Protoichthyosaurus prostaxalis.
Scientists were able to reproduce the details because the animal remains are well preserved and it gives a unique view of the life of ancient ichthyosaur.
Researchers took 50 years to explore and describe the bones of the skull of a prehistoric fish. Today, the skull is perfectly preserved in three dimensions and has bones that are rarely preserved at archaeological excavations.
Scientists Nigel Larkin and Laura Porro using computed tomography received volumetric digital model of the bones. This allowed them to edit the bones and their position, which they occupied during the life of the animal.
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The researchers noted that computer tomogaphy allowed them not only to reconstruct the skull appearance of the animal, but obtaining the internal image of the bones. On the bones revealed long channels, which keep blood vessels and nerves.
“CT allowed us to see the fossils inside, and we saw long canals in the bones of the skull, which at first resisted the blood vessels and nerves,” said paleontologist Porro.
As noted earlier, in the U.S. state of Montana was discovered dancebrazil dinosaur Zuul crurivastator, which is 75 million years old. The discovery was made in 2014. And the name of the fossil animal has received, since the tail and the muzzle is covered with spikes. Overall, the dinosaur is very similar to the fictional creature from the popular movie “Ghostbusters” in 1984 – demon Soula.
It is the most intact fossil of ankylosaur — species of armored dinosaur found in North America.
According to study co-author, paleobiology from the Royal Ontario Museum (Canada), Victoria arbor, was found the complete skull and tail, as well as some preserved soft tissue. “They really give us an idea of the look of those animals,” she added.
The academic also noted that the spikes on the body and tail of the dinosaur was a formidable weapon, especially the “Bulava” on the tail. She was a second part of the name: crurivastator from Latin translates as “breaker of legs”.
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