First-Ever Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Found
on 28 October 2016
The first-ever fossilized dinosaur brain has been discovered in England, and the preservation is so incredible that paleontologists and paleobiologists believe it was essentially pickled. While it may look like a rock, the find is actually the fossilized brain of an Iguanodon—an herbivore that would have measured around 33 feet long and weighed over three tons. The soft-tissue fossil is very rare, and it's said to be similar to that of modern-day reptiles, but "because it wasn't a complete brain, the researchers can't say for sure how intelligent this animal may have been." Read more at Quartz.