Little boys love playing with pretend dinosaurs, but one lucky little boy found what appears to be a real dinosaur bone that could be millions of years old.
“It was a pretty good size and I knew I had something interesting,” said Brys.
Southern Methodist University scientists agreed, speculating that the bones belong to a 100-million-year-old group of herbivorous dinosaurs called Nodosaurs that were about twice the size of a horse with scaly plates on their backs.
It took seven months to process all the paperwork to dig up the bones, but now that the permits have been received, SMU scientists have begun the excavation.
“It’s a really rare dinosaur,” Brys said. “It’s possible it could even be a new species.”