Millions of years before humans walked the Earth, a diverse group of reptiles by the name of “dinosaurs” ruled the world. While dinosaurs have long been extinct, fossils left behind have helped scientists piece together the mystery of their time. And, a recent discovery founded by a Chinese paleontologist might be one of the most shocking finds yet! Keep reading to learn about this extraordinary revelation, and what it means about the ancient dinosaurs.
199 Million Years Old!
About 99 million years ago during the Cretaceous period, a tiny dinosaur roamed the Earth. And now, we have its feathery tail - totally preserved inside a nugget of amber. But, who was this mystery dinosaur, and what can its tail tell us about its history? You'll be surprised to find out all that you can learn from such a rare discovery as this one.
2Once In A Lifetime Discovery
The discovery may not seem so astonishing to the average person, especially since we’ve already found thousands of bones, but it’s the first time a feathered tail has been found still attached to part of a dinosaur. With that said, it’s a once in a lifetime discovery – and even though the specimen was just the size of a dried apricot, it has an amazing tale to tell.