|Mummified Duck-billed Dinosaur. Pintrest commons|
Hello my fine friends!
Have you all been well this week? I sure hope and pray so. I’ve been well, but very busy getting prepared for the wintertime on top of all the other things I do!
Speaking of ‘on top of’…I recently did a little digging and found some interesting information on mummified dinosaurs. Previously I’ve mentioned the hadrosaur (duck-billed dinosaur) found in 1908. For more information on
this dino mummy, please put “mummified hadrosaur” in the search bar for that blog. But more dinos have been found that are mummified. Let’s take a look…
A nodosaur, found in Alberta, Canada, is a partially mineralized mummy. It is not flattened like so many fossils and it isn’t in the typical asphyxiated head thrown back position. “Discovered in 2011 when an oil mine employee stumbled upon it at work. ‘It was a gigantic four-legged herbivore and its body was protected by spiky, plated armor.’ This nodosaur originally weighed around 3,000 pounds (approx. 1361 kg) when it was alive. The mummified nodosaur is so unimpaired that it still weighs 2,500 pounds (approx. 1134 kg)!…The question of how the dinosaur could have remained so intact after it was unearthed still bafflesscientists, although according to National Geographic, researchers are putting forth the theory that the creature may have been carried away to sea by a ‘flooded river’ where it sank.”1
And then there is the stunning mummified remains of another type of hadrosaur. “A mummified dinosaur fossil was found by amateur researchers in 2000 in Malta, Montana. Due to the mummification process it underwent, it retained original skin impressions with possibly some of the original tissue still intact. Dubbed ‘Leonardo,’ this hadrosaur is ‘the most complete dinosaur fossil ever discovered,’ and even has a mummified stomach containing magnolia, fern, and conifer vegetation…Leonardo has puzzled researchers for years, and paleopathologist Arthur Aufderheide of the University of Minnesota at Duluth, an expert in mummified remains, was called in to help answer some important questions about the fossil, including: ‘Why did nothing eat him? Why did his flesh and internal structures not rot away like virtually every other fossil ever found up until
Leonardo?’ They might mystify old earth adherents, but Leonardo’s uniquely preserved remains do not surprise creation scientists. The creation model, which factors in the probable violent effects of the worldwide Noachian Flood described in Scripture, seems to provide a better explanatory paradigm than a slow-and-gradual evolutionary view.”2 A tail section was uncovered nearby and is thought to be a part
of Leonardo’s skeleton.
|“Leonardo” notice the skin covered, thick neck muscles.|
|“Leonardo’s” tail. notice the skin at the proximal end.|
Also an amazing find of what is thought to be a mummified dinosaur was found in India. “Scientists have been left mystified after the body of a creature resembling a dinosaur was discovered with flesh still on its bones.The partially-preserved corpse was discovered by an electrician cleaning out a sub-station that had been left untouched for 35 years in Jaspur, a small city in Uttarakhand, India.It resembles a small dinosaur, but since flightless dinosaurs have been
extinct for 65 million years, scientists have struggled to identify it…Dr Parag Madhukar Dhakate, a Conservator with the Indian Forest Service, said ‘Non-avian dinosaurs have been extinct for the past 65 million years but it does resemble theropods, a suborder of dinosaurs which included bipedal carnivores. But a dinosaur skeleton could not have been found in such a well-preserved condition after millions of years without it being in a fossilized state.”3 However, if the evidence is interpreted with the theory of creation instead of the theory of evolution, it all makes sense. It is reasonable to believe dinosaurs lived after the flood and may, in some areas, still cryptically still survive. Especially in areas such as India where the vegetation is thick.
Finally there is the mummy of Prosaurilophus maximus, another type of duck billed dinosaur. It is mostly bone (not fossil). Discovered in the “Judith River Formation, Montana, USA, about 95% of original bones for the skull and 85% of original bones for the body. Natural position of the skeleton
Dinosaur with skin”4 has been preserved and again is not flattened.
|Prosurilophus maximus. notice the intact three dimensional|
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I believe these mummified dinosaurs are from after the global Flood. Had they been killed in the flood, they would have been buried and crushed under the weight of the sediments. But these are intact three dimensional remains. It is only logical to understand the animals were born, roamed, and died on this planet post-Flood.
I can’t wait to see what the future has in store! I’m expecting more mummified dinosaurs because I believe God’s Word is true word for word and cover to cover. So according to the unaltered truth of the ancient scriptures, dragons (dinosaurs) were alive and roaming the earth not that long ago so their mummified remains are not exceptional! Ahhh, it’s good to have such a strong foundation in Christ who was there with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the very beginning!
Until next time, God bless and take care,
3Unidentified possible small theropod