Representatives of one of the last dinosaur species, nogosari – existed around 110 million years ago. It was a huge creature, reaching weights of more than 1.3 tons. It was fed exclusively vegetable food.
the Remains of nodosaur was found in 2011 in Canada, and scientists from the University of Saskatchewan for several years, meticulously examine his remains. The results of the work they published in Royal Society Open Science.
the stomach was found biological material on which the experts were able to learn the diet the giants. Today it is the most well-preserved stomach of a dinosaur ever discovered.
the Material was identified as the leptosporangiate fern species. And nodosaur preferred leaves 88 percent of the mass was chewed leaf plates, and only seven percent of the stem plants. Also in the stomach revealed 48 palynomorph type of pollen and spores, including a moss or liverwort, 26 glomeruli and ferns, 13 gymnosperms (mostly conifers) and two flowers
also Discovered a small amount of charcoal. One could, of course, to assume that such additives dinosaur tried to clear your bowel, but scientists are more inclined to think that the animal was in places where there was fire, and “bit” coal by accident.
the fact that in the stomach of a mummified dinosaur found so many biomaterial, says that he died right after eating. Perhaps there was an accident, a flood, and the carcass was washed out to sea, where it is preserved in salt water for such a long time.