Armored tank-like dinosaur used camouflage to hide

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Armored tank-like dinosaur used camouflage to hide

Borealopelta markmitchelliImage copyright ROYAL TYRRELL MUSEUM OF PALAEONTOLOGY, DRUMHELLER,
Image caption An illustration of the 110-million-year-old Borealopelta markmitchelli

A new species of mega-herbivore dinosaur discovered in Alberta, Canada, preserves incredible details of its skin, scales and spines.

The exquisite specimen is a type of amour-plated nodosaurid ankylosaur.

It was camouflaged which suggests that, despite its tank-like appearance, it hid to avoid predation.

That such a large creature needed camouflage indicates the presence of even larger, keen-eyed meat-eating theropod dinosaurs.

A new species of dinosaur named Borealopelta markmitchelli has been discovered from an oil sand mine in Alberta, Canada, and is described this week in Current…

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