A Feathered Dinosaur Tail with Primitive Plumage Trapped in Mid-Cretaceous Amber

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  1. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Well, following the prehistoric bird wings that were found trapped in amber, it seemed it was only a matter of time before a dinosaur was discovered in a similar fashion.

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    I read this earlier tonight; what an extraordinary story - absolutely fascinating.

    Thanks for starting the thread.
     
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    Its actually basically the same find. They are all found in Burma (Myanmar) amber bought from a street vendor. The dinosaur piece was being polished for jewelry.
     
  6. mobilehaathi thread starter macrumors G3

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    The same find? Hardly. I think you mean they were found in similar ways from similar sources.
     
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    No I mean they were both part of a large quantity of Burmese Amber bought by Lida Xing on behalf of China at the Amber Market in Myitkyina, Myanmar.
     
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    Right, as I said, "found in a similar way from similar sources."
     
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    When I first read the article and saw the photo, it really brought a moment from the distant past to life. I mean, how did the dinosaur lose it's tail? Did the tail get torn off as the dinosaur struggled to get free of the amber? Did the creature then go on to have a long (if tail-less) life? Or maybe the dino was someone's dinner and the tail scrap just got caught in the amber. In any case it is an amazing window into a world long gone.
     

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