Scientists third consecutive year worked at the same place in order to obtain new information about the animal Jurassic era.And in the third season Studies fared better than the previous two.According to the doctor of geological sciences Tits Sophia, in 2012 they managed to collect more than ten sections of dinosaur skin, which is the largest collection of these antiquities.
in paddy Kulinda scientists have found fossils of carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs.Individual vertebrae and limb bones were identified as the remains of the smallest dinosaur - Compsognathus.This discovery is the first in Russia and third in the world.
Kulinde are also found in other dinosaur fragment
s of jaws with small teeth lumpy fingers with claws and some nails, beams hairlike structures that resemble feathers, thin small stones, plaques.But the most interesting is, of course, the discovery of fragments of the skin of these prehistoric animals."Usually remains in contact with the ground is their destruction, but here they are conserved ash from a nearby volcano, acting at a distance of 30-40 kilometers from the place of occurrence" - says Sofia Tit.
According to scientists working in the Paleontological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, under the skin samples dinosaur refers to its hardened mold, imprint on the once soft clay or shale.As explained by the Research Institute Yuri Gubin, most likely dinosaur that was flying near the volcano, fell, poisoned by the products of its eruption, the animal's body over time, covered with ashes.However, even in such circumstances, the soft tissue would not have survived in the "sarcophagus" over millions of years could survive only by their fingerprints.
Institute staff are not going to stop there, and the next season it is planned to continue the research area in the northeast of Trans-Baikal in order to further search of the remains of prehistoric animals.