Dinosaur Tail Feathers in Amber – #365papers – 2017 – 1

#365papers – January 1, 2017

Xing, McKellar, Xu, Li, Bai, Persons, Miyashita, Benton, Zhang, Wolfe, Yi, Tseng, Ran, and Currie, 2016, A Feathered Dinosaur Tail with Primitive Plumage Trapped in Mid-Cretaceous Amber: Current Biology, v. 26, p. 3352-3360.

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Part of a dinosaur tail was found in Burmese amber and had bones on the inside and feathers on the outside. This dinosaur was a small theropod, a group that also includes Tyrannosaurus rex.Continue reading “Dinosaur Tail Feathers in Amber – #365papers – 2017 – 1”