A 99-million-year-old dinosaur tail complete with feathers has been found preserved in cretaceous amber, the first discovery of its kind. The remarkable tail was found in Kachin State, Myanmar by a team led by Dr. Lida Xing from China University of Geosciences, and through examination the team believes the tail belonged to a coelurosaur. A paper about the discovery has been published in journal Current Biology.
It's an exciting new discovery. A feathered dinosaur tail section, trapped in amber. Our curator Ryan lent his expertise to his colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Geosciences in the detailed study of the specimen, using the RSM's digital imaging system. . . . #paleontology #coelurosaur #amber #fossil