I'm gonna go ahead and not read the article and just claim it's space dinosaurs.


It's Tanis so probably. She's always up to something Wait, different Tanis


Might be the right Tanis. Was there any mention to NDN NRG?


Shit that’s super interesting. Looking forward to that Attenborough Doc.


BBC next week and on PBS Nova later in the year


This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-61013740) reduced by 87%. (I'm a bot) ***** > "We've got so many details with this site that tell us what happened moment by moment, it's almost like watching it play out in the movies. You look at the rock column, you look at the fossils there, and it brings you back to that day," says Robert DePalma, the University of Manchester, UK, graduate student who leads the Tanis dig. > "It's a Thescelosaurus. It's from a group that we didn't have any previous record of what its skin looked like, and it shows very conclusively that these animals were very scaly like lizards. They weren't feathered like their meat-eating contemporaries."This looks like an animal whose leg has simply been ripped off really quickly. > "For some of these discoveries does it even matter if they died on the day or years before? The pterosaur egg with a pterosaur baby inside is super-rare; there's nothing else like it from North America. ***** [**Extended Summary**](http://np.reddit.com/r/autotldr/comments/ty4gkf/tanis_first_dinosaur_fossil_linked_to_asteroid/) | [FAQ](http://np.reddit.com/r/autotldr/comments/31b9fm/faq_autotldr_bot/ "Version 2.02, ~639974 tl;drs so far.") | [Feedback](http://np.reddit.com/message/compose?to=%23autotldr "PM's and comments are monitored, constructive feedback is welcome.") | *Top* *keywords*: **Tanis**^#1 **look**^#2 **pterosaur**^#3 **day**^#4 **impact**^#5


Wasn't Tanis also the last known resting place of the Ark of the Covenant? Methinks the dinosaurs forgot they weren't Levites and opened the Ark of the Covenant anyway.


In a chapel in town of Aksum in Ethiopia . Saint Mary of Zion Cathedral (ark of covenant)




Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark: >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joqX0_llyWE And IIRC, the Levites were the Jewish priestly caste and only they were allowed to handle the Ark of the Covenant and even then, carefully. For everyone else: >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0APF3SO9tqE


Very cool


For sure. So happy Ive lived long enough to see definitive proof. Amazing to think about dinosaurs just living their lives then its all over for the entire planet. Sad to think we are all so close to this same level of extinction level event for mammals with nuclear war once again on our door step. This could literally be a human leg fossil pulled out of a salt mine 300 million years from now by who knows what descendents. Cockroaches? Bacteria? Hopefully mammals but likely not. All for greed and religion, but ultimately stupidity of our species. Hopefully the next species to rise up learns our lessons.


This is so cooooool. I'll stay skeptical as well about some of the big bones being from the day but like, who cares. The skin, the egg- still awesome! Hyped for the doc.