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Remains Of Soft Tissue May Have Been Found Inside A 195_Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Rib

Researchers think they may have uncovered preserved soft tissue in the remains of a dinosaur that has been dead for 195 million years. The finding suggests that proteins are able to survive for at least 100 million years more than previously thought. If verified, this incredible finding could open up a whole new window into the study of long-extinct animals.

The discovery was found in the fossil of a Lufengosaurus, a common leaf-eating creature from the early Jurassic that reached up to 9 meters (30 feet) in length. On the inside of one of the rib bones, researchers think they have found traces of collagen – the structural protein found in skin and connective tissue – as well as potential remnants of blood.