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'Mummified remains of mystery monster' found in Yakutia

By The Siberian Times reporter
09 August 2016

A new type of dinosaur? A predator, like a wolverine? Scientists puzzle over the new discovery.

One theory is a wolverine, a carnivorous mammal that resembles a small bear. Picture: YSIA

The strange ancient creature was found in diamond yielding sands in Udachny, Mirninsky district of Yakutia, also known as the Sakha Republic. The diamond miners who unearthed it believe the 'monster mummy' is a previously unknown kind of dinosaur. 

Experts are less certain, and want to study the unknown mini-monster more closely. One theory is a wolverine, a carnivorous mammal that resembles a small bear.

Or could it be a sable or marten? For now, no-one is sure. 

Strange creature in Udachny

The diamond miners who unearthed it believe the 'monster mummy' is a previously unknown kind of dinosaur. Picture: YSIA

It is expected that the creature will be taken from Udachny - literally meaning 'lucky' -  to regional capital Yakutsk, 1686 kilometres to the southeast.

The animal was found in diamondiferous sands in the town which date from the Mesozoic Era from about 252 to 66 million years ago. 

The town is famous for the Udachnaya pipe diamond deposit, discovered in 1955, and mined since the 1960s. In 1974 a 1.7 kiloton atomic bomb was detonated 98 metres (322 ft) underground  to create the basin for a tailings dam for the diamond mine. 

Today's climate in the area is extreme sub-arctic. Average temperatures are from minus 43.6C (minus 46.5 F) to minus 35.2C (minus 31.4F) in January.

It is expected that the creature will be taken from Udachny - literally meaning 'lucky' -  to regional capital Yakutsk, 1686 kilometres to the southeast. Pictures: The Siberian Times, Rainyman

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Comments (16)

This creature should be preserved IMMEDIATELY for reasons I suggested in my post in the article below. Please read and comment.

We can't know now, or put limitations on, what advanced new technologies will be developed in the future, with which we could study this creature far better than we can today.

http://siberiantimes.com/home/born-in-siberia/b0022whiskers-still-bristling-after-more-than-12000-years-in-the-siberian-cold/

Please read my ideas in my comments in the link above, and tell me what you think. Also, if you like the ideas, and have any academic contacts, please forward this to anyone you can think of who may be to get the kind of research going that I am proposing.
AmericanReader, Morning Star, WV
10/08/2016 01:59
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