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Chinese Dinos found while excavating for a road - Fake?

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Fossils of TWO 180 million-year-old dinosaurs unearthed beneath road in China

http://www.geologyin.com/2016/10/fossils-of-two-180-million-year-old.html

 

I looked at the pictures included in the article and the arrangement of the bones looks fake to me. The articulation is too perfect and straight, at least for the back half. The rib area looks more authentic to me.

 

I am likely wrong, and I have not seen many dinosaur fossils in situ, but this just looks plain weird!

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caldigger

I think it would all depend on how rapid the creature was covered. Obviously from the pictures, it happened very fast with no disturbance to the body as it happened (no scavenging).

 Didn't you see Jurassic Park? The raptor that they were excavating in Montana was situated in a perfect leaping position.

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sdsnl

Well, I have yet to hear about the news in Chinese, I wonder from what this article is translated? :rofl:

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Raggedy Man

Article is over a year old.

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caldigger

Well the newspaper was on a "slow boat from China" so it took awhile.

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tmaier

What looks fake is that the first image shows the hind limbs in a three dimensional posture. Normally, for articulated skeletons, the creature died and laid flat, then became covered with mud. In this case, it looks like the back end of the dinosaur was trapped in mud while it was alive, and it died that way in that trapped posture. So it was buried alive... maybe. The posture is going THROUGH the bedding plane. Brings up a grim picture of his final hours.

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