TGIF!! First Ever Dinosaur Tail Found Encased in Amber!!

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Check this out!! According to a Current Biology report, a dinosaur tail has been found preserved in amber — feathers, soft tissue, bone, and all! It’s 99 million years old! 



Photo by R.C. McKellar, Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Yes! I said FEATHERS!! Scientists say it’s unlikely that the dinosaur was able to fly though!


Photo by Royal Saskatchewan Museum

This amber sample (nicknamed “Eva”) was discovered in a northern Myanmar mine by a research team led by paleontologist Lida Xing of the China University of Geosciences. Xing feels confident that a “complete dinosaur” can be found!

Learn more about this important (and super-cool) discovery over at National Geographic!