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Friday, March 25, 2005

Dinosaur Soft Tissues

I was going to post about the discovery of T-Rex soft tissues - blood vessels and some other cells - in a T. Rex in Montana, but Austin Bay beat me to it. He's got some interesting links. What is most interesting about this particular specimen is that the tissues apparently retain some elasticity, unlike the mummified Leonardo.

There have been several examples of dinosaur soft tissues recovered in recent years. Some really new understanding is coming into the field from these discoveries.