The dinosaur fossil looks like it would be right at home next to the dragons in the TV show Game of Thrones, but it is, in fact, real. The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Alberta, Canada unveiled a nodosaur fossil that is so stunningly preserved that it is being called the best preserved dinosaur fossil of its kind in the world.
That’s because you can see the dinosaur’s head and snout, its scaly skin and armored plating in incredible detail. The 112-million-year-old nodosaur was 18 feet long and weighed nearly 3000 pounds and is the oldest dinosaur fossil ever discovered in Alberta.
It was found in 2011 by a miner in Alberta’s oilsands and since that time has been painstakingly restored by scientists at the museum. The fossil was publicly unveiled on May 12, 2017.
Check out the videos below for a closer look at this amazing fossil.
Just look at that detail! The dinosaur, along with many of the other amazing fossils are on display at the museum.