First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber

Just when you thought science couldn't get any cooler, a team of paleontologists from China University of Geosciences discovered the tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur preserved in amber. This is the first time in history that scientists have been able to confidently match well-preserved feathers with a dinosaur. Watch the following video to learn more about this ground-breaking discovery lead by paleontologist Lida Xing.

Dinosaur Tail—Preserved With Feathers And All

See the amber sample that could help scientists gain a better understanding of the evolution and structure of dinosaur feathers.

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Written by Curiosity Staff December 9, 2016