DailyMail Scientists have been left mystified after the body of a creature resembling a dinosaur was discovered with flesh still on its bones. The partially-preserved corpse was discovered by an electrician cleaning out a sub-station that had been left untouched for 35 years in Jaspur, a small city in Uttarakhand, India. It resembles a small dinosaur, but since flightless dinosaurs have been extinct for 65 million years, scientists have struggled to identify it. The creature has now been sent for analysis, including carbon dating, which will reveal its age. Dr Parag Madhukar Dhakate, a Conservator with the Indian Forest Service, said that the creature would remain an enigma until scientific analysis had been completed. He said: ‘It looks like a dinosaur, but we can’t say anything until all the tests are done.’ Aaryan Kumar, who is pursuing a PhD in Paleontology from Delhi University, told local media that it was impossible for a dinosaur skeleton to be so well preserved after so long. He said: ‘Non-avian dinosaurs have been extinct for the past 65 million years but it does resemble theropods, a suborder of dinosaurs which included bipedal carnivores. ‘But a dinosaur skeleton could not have been found in such a well-preserved condition after millions of years without it being in a fossilized state. ‘The only even slightly possible way is it was chemically preserved to store it in a museum. But if that was the case, how did it end up here?’ The Deinonychus, the Coelophysis and the Dromaeosaurus are among the dinos that resemble the shape of the 28cm-long creature. They’re all types of theropods, a suborder of dinosaurs that ranges in size from the mighty T Rex to the tiny Anchiornis. Dr Dhakate said the specimen had now been sent to Dr Bahadur Kotlia, a paleontologist at Kumaun University, for historical analysis.
A mystery is unfolding in India, as strange animal remains which resemble a dinosaur were found by an electrician who was cleaning out a sub-station, which had been abandoned for thirty-five years. The creature is over two-feet long, and does not resemble anything that exists in nature today, so it’s discovery has left scientists baffled. Of course, there is almost no way that these are the remains of a dinosaur, as they have been extinct for over 65-million years and no trace could possibly remain other than fossils which were persevered deep below the earths surface in perfect conditions. The good news is, there was flesh still on the remains, so DNA testing should be able to positively identify the remains and tests are underway. My guess is that the body will be identified as the distorted remains of a known creature, which strangely ended up looking like a dinosaur during the decomposition process, probably a cat or a dog. Or an alien. Or a chupacabra.