The new discovery totally puzzled the scientists: whether it is a new type of dinosaur or a predator, it still remains a mystery. One theory suggests that it is a wolverine, a carnivorous mammal that looks like a small bear. These strange skeleton was found in sand in Udachny, Mirminsky district of Yakutia, which is known as Sakha Republic. The diamond miners who were the ones to discover the skeleton called it “monster mummy” and suggested it to be a new kind of dinosaur.
Though scientists have other ideas and are eager to study the mini monster a bit closer. According to one theory it might be a wolverine, but on the other hand it could also be a sable or marten. No one knows the answer for sure.
Now it is expected that the mummy will be taken away to regional capital of Yakutsk for further studies.
The place where the animal was found dates to the Mesozoic era, which is around 252 to 66 million years ago and is famous for the Udachnaya pipe diamond deposit, which was first discovered in 1955 and mined since 1960. In order to create a diamond mine there was an atomic bomb detonated 98 meters underground.
But now the climate is a bit different than before and is extreme subarctic, with average temperatures from minus 43.6 C to minus 35.2 C in January.
Let’s wait for the next news about this weird mummy, which creature it will turn into.