Reading this article on a dinosaur tail being found in amber was extremely interesting.
The picture is of the feather that was later founded to be a dinosaurs tail in amber from over 99 million years ago. Lisa Xing founded this amber in search of amber for the amber market. The finding also had several bones from the vertebrate which help indicate it was indeed a dinosaur. It was the first skeletal material for a dinosaur and he quickly posted his findings to Current Biology. The dinosaur must have died and stuck right into the resin of the amber to make this beautiful piece of art. Its just jaw dropping to see a real life remains of a dinosaur. Furthermore the amber is providing evidence on feathers and how and when they were developed. And just an understanding on feathers and dinosaurs in general. It is showing more that feathers don't necessary have to be right from a bird type of organism.
Labels: Lisa Xing, Current Biology, feathers