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Feathered dinosaur tail found preserved in amberA find in Myanmar turns out to contain at least eight vertebrae and well-preserved feathers of a dinosaur.
A feathered dinosaur tail was found preserved in amber. The modern view on dinosaurs is that they did not truly become extinct that's because birds are dinosaurs. We've seen fossil evidence of feathers on dinosaurs before, but this time researchers have found a feathered dinosaur tail in amber. The study was just published in a journal current biology. A piece of amber was found in Myanmar. Researchers examined the sample with scanners to find out more. They believe the sample contained at least eight full vertebra and part of a ninth. So which dinosaur is this tail from? Well, the sample's thought to be mid crustacean period. By examining its vertebral profile and estimated length, the dinosaur is believe to be a Coelurosuar. Examples [UNKNOWN] include tyrannosaurus and [UNKNOWN]. By the way, [UNKNOWN] include birds. Researchers also say this will provide an opportunity to document pristine feathers in direct association with a punitive [UNKNOWN]. Not only were feathers preserved, soft tissue was also present. The study said the tissue is visible through the [INAUDIBLE], but the tissues are reduced to a carbon film That means what's inside won't exactly be a perfect sample. But a lot of information will be able to be extrapolated from it. Some back story on this amber sample, it was found by scientist Lida Xing at an amber market in Myanmar in 2015. The Merchants thought the inside was probably leaves or something. However, then thought different and managed to obtain the amber for the [UNKNOWN] Institute of Paleontology. For more information check out CNet.com. I'm Iyaz Akhmar, I'll see you online.