4-Year-Old discovers 100-Million-Year Old Cretacean Dinosaur

4-Year-Old discovers 100-Million-Year Old Cretacean Dinosaur

At the age of just four years, Wylie Brys has discovered a 100-million-year-old Cretacean dinosaur. In September 2014, Wylie found the dinosaur while he was digging for marine animal bones with his father.

Last week, researchers from Southern Methodist University have dug out the remains. The dinosaur is considered to a heavily-armored nodosaur and could be 100 millions year old. Wylie was not aware that the find he has discovered was a turtle, as his father told him that it was a turtle. Now, he has told Wylie that it is a dinosaur fossil.

Wylie loves fossil hunting. Both he and his father Tim Brys, a Dallas zookeeper, generally look out for the bones of fish and other marine animals and not of dinosaurs. Researchers affirmed that Texas is not a hotbed for fossil discovery. Therefore, they are surprised to know that Wylie has dug up the nodosaur behind a grocery store.

The remains will be taken to SMU facilities so that further analysis of it can be done. "We were not expecting to find much of it. It looked like the bones had been spread around. We started digging and one bone connected to another bone that connected to another bone that connected to another bone", said SMU paleontologist Dale Winkler.

Wylie is the latest one in the list of young scientists. Internet has been satiating the urge of these children to know more about such things. These curious kids want to make significant discoveries without the help of a lab.

Even if these discoveries are made accidently, they significantly boost the morale of children and inspire them. Also, the good thing that has happened is scientific community is now welcoming young people, which was certainly not the case earlier.