99-Million-Year-Old Amber Dinosaur Tail Found In Hair

Paleontologists found a 99-million-year-old dinosaur tail in amber with preserved bone, soft tissues and hairs. Scientists in amber also came across iron traces and sediments. Ryan McKellar, of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Canada, explained that the tail piece belongs to a young dinosaur with eight vertebrae surrounded by well-preserved feathers. McKellar in the research team, unlike today's birds and their ancestors on the tail of the bones does not unite, long and soft feathers are distributed all over the side, this situation is not a prehistoric bird, he stressed that the dinosaur shows. However, McKellar said that, despite these features, the dinosaur could not possibly fly, and that the tail could have the function of influencing the opposite sex or regulating body temperature.

First Final Connection Between Feather and Dinosaurs
Lida Xing, the leader of the team who signed the invention, had previously discovered some hairs from the dinosaur period in amber; However, the hair is very well preserved because of the feather and dinosaur can be established a clear connection for the first time drew attention.

Lida of the Geophysics University in China stated that the invention could provide detailed information about the feather structure and the development of these animals, which could not be determined from fossils of extinct dinosaurs 62 million years ago. The tail residue of amber-sized amber was discovered by Linda Xing in an amber market in Myanmar last year. Scientists who examined the details of scientists with a scanner and microscope saw that the upper hairs were dark brown and the lower ones were white. The discovery of the tail remains reminded in 1993 of the movie ’Jurassic Park, bulunan which involved the creation of dinosaurs with the aid of DNA following the discovery of dinosaur blood in a fossilized fly found in amber. However, Alexande P. Wolfe stated that the discovery could not lead to the re-creation of these animals. Wolfe explained that DNA and even all nucleic acids have completely deteriorated in a few centuries, and heat in a country with a tropical climate like Myanmar accelerated this process of deterioration.
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