I didn’t think that was possible. But once again life… and death is more interesting than we… I can imagine.
9.2-Million-Year-Old Rhino Skull Preserved by Instant ‘Cooking to Death’ in Volcanic Ash
ScienceDaily - Nov. 21, 2012
. . .The rhino’s grisly death was near-instantaneous, and followed by severe dehydration in the extreme heat of the eruption. As the researchers describe its end, “the body was baked under a temperature approximating 400°C, then dismembered within the pyroclastic flow, and the skull separated from body.” The flow of volcanic ash then moved the skull about 30 km north of the eruption site, where it was discovered by the four member research team. . .
A Rhinocerotid Skull Cooked-to-Death in a 9.2 Ma-Old Ignimbrite Flow of Turkey. PLoS ONE, 2012; 7 (11): e49997 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049997