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Earliest, most complete dinosaur fossil found by accident

• Terrence Aym
Some paleontologists have spent careers tromping around many of the most inhospitable places on Earth seeking the elusive perfect dinosaur fossil. Now a workman—a busy oil sands worker in Alberta, Canada—literally bumped into the momentous discovery: a perfectly fossilized ankylosaur (from the Greek words for "fused lizards"). The 113 million year old fossil may be the oldest ever found in the Canadian province.

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