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Baby Dinosaur Fossil Found By High School Student Is The Most Complete Of Its Kind

And it’s called Joe.

1. Kevin Terris, a high school student from California, found the fossil while on a dig with palaeontologists from a local museum.

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The dinosaur was under a year old when it died 75 million years ago. It’s the most complete skeleton ever found of Parasaurolophus, a duck-billed dinosaur. Terris and his collaborators have described the skeleton in the journal PeerJ.

2. Take a tour of the skeleton in this video.

Via nature.com

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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