To: mnehring; GodGunsGuts; PugetSoundSoldier
BTMS* and GGG once again caught breaking one of the commandments.
This is fossilized muscle tissue, which is obvious from the photo on the press release linked by PugetSoundSoldier.
GGG, just admit you parrot what BTMS*(one of the finest science writers of our age- according to you) says and have no idea if it is correct or not.
posted on 12/11/2009 9:02:11 AM PST
You are wrong as usual. It is organically preserved muscle tissue, which paleontologists commonly refer to as a “fresh meat” find. It is clear that there is some confusion as to what to call these types of finds, as is evidenced by the confusion of finding soft-tissue still intact in a supposedly 65 mya T. Rex, not to mention the soft tissue they found in a supposedly 80 mya hadrosuar...and yet the soft tissue of both has been reffered to as “fossilized” even though it is soft and pliable and had the smell of rotting flesh when the bones were cut open.
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