A weird and partially preserved mysterious corpse was unearthed and has been left in a substation for about 35 years.
The creature was found in small city in Uttarakhand, India, and has recently been sent for analysis to reveal how old it is.
Experts say that although it looks like a small dinosaur that could be near impossible. This is because flightless dinosaurs have been extinct for 65 million years. (Well, that is what they say, but how do you account for drawings of dinosaurs by cave dwellers?) HMMM…
Dr Parag Madhukar Dhakate said that the creature would remain an enigma until scientific analysis had been completed.
The Conservator with the Indian Forest Service, 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 Dromaeosaurus, Deinonychus, and the Coelophysis and the are among the dinosaurs that most closely resemble the shape of the almost foot long creature.
There are all types 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 Kumaun University, for historical analysis.
One initial suggestion is that it could be a genetically distorted animal fetus from within the goat family. But for now the mystery remains unsolved.