Touching a Dinosaur—Almost
Imagine holding a 99 million year old feathered dinosaur tail in the palm of your hand. The only thing keeping you from actually touching its feathers? A few centimeters of petrified resin. This was reality for the group of scientists who published their findings about this discovery in the December issue of Current Biology (1).
It all began roughly ninety-nine million years ago when a young coelurosaur met an untimely death. Continue reading “Plumage Revealed: A 99 Million Year Old Feathered Coelurosaur Tail Trapped in Amber”