North Dakota forks over $3 million for mummified dinosaur

October 22, 2014 11:12 PM

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North Dakota forks over $3 million for mummified dinosaur

Though the dinosaur isn't technically mummified, it is an extraordinarily rare find in that its muscles and soft tissue fossilized along with the bones.

The fossil, nicknamed "Dakota," was first discovered in 1999 by Tyer Lyson, then a teenager. Lyson happened upon the fully fossilized dinosaur while exploring his family's property. Seven years later, Lyson and a number of dinosaur experts exhumed the fossil so it could be taken to the lab and studi...

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