Doomed dinosaur 'that died on the DAY of asteroid strike' found in world-first discovery

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A STUNNING leg fossil belonging to a doomed dinosaur has been unearthed, dating back to the very moment a giant asteroid wiped most species out.

Experts believe the small herbivore creature was killed and entombed on the actual day dinosaurs went extinct 66million years ago.

The beautifully preserved remains were found with a tiny fragment linked to the tragic event.

It was probably ripped off just after the asteroid struck and caused a flash flood.

Incredibly, some skin was also still in tact.

Scientists are getting excited because it could be the first physical evidence that the dinosaurs were killed off by an asteroid.

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It's a major development because not many of them have even been dug up from the final few thousand years before the impact.

The shock discovery is set to be revealed on TV in a BBC documentary with Sir David Attenborough next week.

Leading expert Robert DePalma said: "This is the most incredible thing that we could possibly imagine here, the best case scenario….The one thing that we always wanted to find in this site and here we’ve got it."

The thescelosaurus, as the specie is known, was found in a treasure trove of dinosaur goodies in North Dakota that's been named Tanis.

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Chicxulub, as the deadly asteroid is officially known, was about the size of Mount Everest and crashed down on the Gulf of Mexico 66million years ago.

It marked the very end of the dinosaurs’ 165million year reign on Earth.

Dinosaurs: The Final Day with David Attenborough will air on BBC One next Friday.

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