Title Tanis: Fossil of dinosaur killed in asteroid strike found, scientists claim Media name/outlet BBC News Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 7/04/22 Description Scientists have presented a stunningly preserved leg of a dinosaur.
The limb, complete with skin, is just one of a series of remarkable finds emerging from the Tanis fossil site in the US State of North Dakota.
But it's not just their exquisite condition that's turning heads - it's what these ancient specimens are purported to represent.
The claim is the Tanis creatures were killed and entombed on the actual day a giant asteroid struck Earth.
The day 66 million years ago when the reign of the dinosaurs ended and the rise of mammals began.
Very few dinosaur remains have been found in the rocks that record even the final few thousand years before the impact. To have a specimen from the cataclysm itself would be extraordinary.
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URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-61013740 Persons Robert Depalma, Phillip Manning Title Scientists ‘find dinosaur that died on day of asteroid strike’ Media name/outlet The Times Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 7/04/22 Description The fossilised remains of a dinosaur killed on the day of the asteroid strike 66 million years ago that drove most species on Earth to extinction have been discovered, scientists believe.
A fragment of the Chicxulub asteroid might also have been found, preserved within a tiny “spherule” of clay at a fossil site in North Dakota that is a treasure trove for those investigating the devastating event.
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/scientists-find-dinosaur-that-died-on-day-of-asteroid-strike-r00dwk7jx Persons Robert Depalma, Phillip Manning Title Found, fossilized creature that died on ‘the last day of the dinosaurs’ Media name/outlet The Telegraph Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 7/04/22 Description A dinosaur swept to its death when an asteroid struck the Earth 66 million years ago, ushering in a new era of mammals, has been discovered by British palaeontologists.
The leg bone of the herbivorous thescelosaurus was found at the Tanis fossil site in the US state of North Dakota, amid a jumble of plants, creatures and rocks, which became entombed together during the cataclysmic impact.
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/04/07/dinosaur-killed-asteroid-strike-discovered-british-archaeologists/ Persons Robert Depalma, Phillip Manning Title Leg of dinosaur 'killed on same day' giant asteroid hit Earth wiping them out found Media name/outlet The Mirror Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 7/04/22 Description A preserved leg of a dinosaur thought to have been killed on the day a giant asteroid slammed into earth, wiping them out, has been found.
Scientists have been left stunned by the discovery of the limb which is complete with skin and was dug out the ground of the Tanis site in North Dakota, US.
URL https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/leg-dinosaur-killed-same-day-26653449 Persons Robert Depalma, Phillip Manning