The remains of a young Hadrosaur were found by a 12-year-old boy. The finding is approximately 69 million years old.
The skeleton of a dinosaur with 50 bones was found by 12-year-old Nathan Hrushkin in the Canadian province of Alberta. The finding, estimated to be about 69 million years old, was discovered by the boy back in July, during a hike. But the excavation of the dinosaur remains has just come to an end, according to the BBC.
It is noted that the teenager is fond of everything related to the theme of dinosaurs, from the age of six. The boy often goes camping with his father in alberta. A year ago, they came across small remnants, similar to bone fragments, and this summer returned to the same place and examined them more closely.
“I was in so much shock that I had actually found a dinosaur discovery. I’ve always just been so fascinated with how their bones go from bones like ours, to solid rock,” says Nathan.
After the discovery, Nathan and his father contacted the Royal Tyrell Museum, which is located in Alberta, after which experts were sent to the site of the discovery.
“This young Hadrosaur is a very important discovery because it comes from a time interval for which we know very little about what kind of dinosaurs or animals lived in Alberta. Nathan and Dion’s find will help us fill this big gap in our knowledge of dinosaur evolution,” the museum’s palaeo-ecology curator, François Therrien, said in a statement.
“It’s going to be great to see them, after months of work, finally take something out of the ground,” Nathan says.