100 million years old Dinosaur Feathers encased in amber

100 million years dinosaur feathers encased in amber in perfect condition!

Real life Jurassic Park? The nearly 100 million years old dinosaur feathers, come from a tiny bird-sized reptile’s tail.

Above image credit Royal Saskatchewan Museum, RSM/ R.C. McKellar



Parts of its feathery tail, was preserved for the ages in a chunk of amber.

100 million years old Dinosaur Feathers in amber (2)

Credit Chung-tat Cheung and Yi Liu

The resin engulfed its tail, hardening into a topaz-colored gem.

That amber the first known to contain dinosaur feathering, salvaged from a Burmese mine. It is safeguarded so well, that researchers can identify the finest details of its structure.



100 million years old Dinosaur Feathers in amber (3)

100 million years old Dinosaur Feathers in amber (1)



Credit Chung-tat Cheung

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