The Canadian Press

2016-12-08 | Feathered Dinosaur Amber

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A Canadian researcher has helped identify a 99-million-year-old dinosaur tail which has been preserved in amber. Ryan McKellar, curator of invertebrate paleontology at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina, used specialized photography and microscopy to do most of the detailed specimen study. McKellar says it's unique because it's the first time dinosaur bone material and feathers have been found preserved together in the same piece of amber. (The piece of amber was found in Myanmar in 2015 and was originally destined to become a curiosity or piece of jewelry.)

Date: 2016-12-08
Placeline: REGINA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << so in the past we had these isolated feathers and Amber we're not quite sure where that where they came from and we've had a compression fossils where you go to a dinosaur skeleton and there's a thin film of Carpenter on the outside that gives you traces of the feathers but they're overlapping and relax on the finer details now we get to see everything in 3D and it microscopic level to detail >>