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Borealopelta meaning "northern shield" was an Early Cretaceous armoured dinosaur. It was discovered in an oil sands mine north of Alberta Canada in 2011. The fossil is remarkable as it had well preserved closely spaced rows of armoured plates (osteoderms) lining the top and side of the body in their original positions and it even had the remains of keratin on the spikes and skin.
It was even possible to say that the skin had been a reddish/brown colour in life with a lighter underbelly shading which is generally a camouflage scheme. The animal was probably washed out to sea in a flood and drowned and was quickly covered, hence retaining its shape in life. It is possibly the best-preserved dinosaur fossil ever discovered.
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