I’m Sorry You Were Turned Into Fossil, Baby Dinosaur

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This dinosaur, estimated to be just 3-years-old at the time of its death, was uncovered in Canada recently in an extremely well-preserved condition. LiveScience writes, “The fossil is the smallest intact skeleton ever found from a group of horned, plant-eating dinosaurs known as ceratopsids, a group that includes the iconic Triceratops.” And if like me, you’ve never seen a baby dinosaur skeleton before, fret not, they are very rare. “The big ones just preserve better: They don’t get eaten, they don’t get destroyed by animals,” study co-author Philip Currie, told LiveScience. The skeleton has been identified as a Chasmosaurus belli.

(via io9, image credit: Philip J. Currie, Robert Holmes, Michael Ryan Clive Coy, Eva B. Koppelhus)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."