20 December 2016

Dinosaur feathers in amber

As reported by CNN:
The tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur has been found entombed in amber, an unprecedented discovery that has blown away scientists.

Xing Lida, a Chinese paleontologist found the specimen, the size of a dried apricot, at an amber market in northern Myanmar near the Chinese border...
The tail section belongs to a young coelurosaurian -- from the same group of dinosaurs as the predatory velociraptors and the tyrannosaurus
The sparrow-sized creature could have danced in the palm of your hand.

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering how they could tell what the feathers came from based on that article and the attached pictures. It seemed the piece was quite small.

    Then I stumbled upon another article with a much larger (and more obvious) picture that shows the tail.



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