An AMAZING doomed dinosaur leg fossil has been unearthed, dating back to the moment a giant asteroid wiped out most species.
Experts believe the small herbivorous creature was killed and buried on the same day dinosaur became extinct 66 million years ago.
The beautifully preserved remains were found with some tiny fragments related to the tragic event.
It was probably demolished shortly thereafter the asteroid hit and caused a flash flood.
Incredibly, some skin was still intact.
Scientists are excited because it could be the first direct evidence that the dinosaurs were killed by an asteroid.
It’s a big development because not many of them have been excavated in the last few thousand years before the impact.
The shock discovery is to be shown on television in a BBC documentary with Sir David Attenborough next week.
Leading expert Robert DePalma said: “This is the most incredible thing we can think of here, the best possible scenario…. The one thing we always wanted to find on this site and here it is.”
The Thescelosaurus, as the species is called, was found in North Dakota in a trove of dinosaur treats.
Dinosaurs: The Final Day with David Attenborough airs next Friday on BBC One.
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https://www.thesun.ie/tech/8619846/dinosaur-leg-fossil-day-asteroid-extinct/ Doomed dinosaur that died on DAY of asteroid impact found in world’s first discovery