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. The specimen was purchased from a Myanmar amber market in 2015 by a Chinese academic who recognized its potential. Ryan McKellar, curator of invertebrate paleontology at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, worked with his Chinese counterpart to identify the muscles, ligaments and skin of the tail. (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.)

Date: 2016-12-08
Placeline: REGINA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << there's a thin strip of 3 and 1/2 centimeters long running through the Amber and coming off the sides of the tailor sheets of feathers surrounding the tale we have things like ants in the Amber there's a little Beetle hiding underneath the side of the table and their scraps of plant material as well all in the same piece of Amber Atticus is little snapshot what's going on ninety nine million years ago in this case >>