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We Could Be On To Some Real ‘Jurassic Park’ Shit With The Latest Dinosaur Discovery

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Paleontologists from North Carolina State University analyzing the femur of a Tyrannasaurus Rex found in Montana have made an interesting discovery.

She was pregnant. From Discovery:

[The] T. rex, which … dates to 68 million years ago, retained medullary bone that reveals the individual was pregnant. Medullary bone is only present in female living dinosaurs, i.e. birds, just before and during egg laying.

Bitch got KNOCKED up. By another Tyrannasaurus. Fucking Tyrannasaurus fucking. Fuck yea. But that’s not the most interesting part, even though finding a pregnant dinosaur fossil is astounding by itself.

No. It’s what could be in the medullary bone that matters most.

It’s this type of bone that could retain preserved DNA.

Bingo. Dino DNA.

Via End Time Headlines:

Scientists believe there may be fragments of dinosaur DNA preserved in a pregnant T. rex found in Montana. The 68 million-year-old find may also shed light on the evolution of egg-laying and dinosaur gender differences. “We have some evidence that fragments of DNA may be preserved in dinosaur fossils, but this remains to be tested further.” assistant research professor of biological sciences at North Carolina State University, Lindsay Zanno, told Discovery News.The T. rex in question has retained its medullary bone, proving it was pregnant.

The medullary bone is only present during egg laying and it could possibly retain preserved DNA. Zanno explained how the medullary bone functions during egg laying: “It’s a special tissue that is built up as easily mobilized calcium storage just before egg laying,” she said. “The outcome is that birds do not have to pull calcium from the main part of their bones in order to shell eggs, weakening their bones the way crocodiles do.”

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“Yes, it’s possible,” Lindsay Zanno [From the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Paleontology Research Lab] told Discovery News, referring to genetic material that may be present in this as well as similar dinosaur finds. “We have some evidence that fragments of DNA may be preserved in dinosaur fossils, but this remains to be tested further.”

Book those flights to Isla Nublar, now, Bros. Shit’s gonna get expensive fast.

We Could Be On To Some Real ‘Jurassic Park’ Shit With The Latest Dinosaur Discovery

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