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'Once in a lifetime find': Dinosaur tail discovered trapped in amber
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12-08-2016, 10:26 PM #1
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The tail of a 99-million year old dinosaur has been found entombed in amber, an unprecedented discovery that has blown away scientists.

Xing Lida, a Chinese paleontologist found the specimen, the size of a dried apricot, at an amber market in northern Myanmar near the Chinese border.
The remarkable piece was destined to end up as a curiosity or piece of jewelry, with Burmese traders believing a plant fragment was trapped inside.
"I realized that the content was a vertebrate, probably theropod, rather than any plant," Xing told CNN.
"I was not sure that (the trader) really understood how important this specimen was, but he did not raise the price."
The findings, which shed fresh light on how dinosaurs looked, are published in the December issue of Current Biology.
Ryan McKellar, a paleontologist at the Royal Saskatchwan Museum in Canada and co-author of the paper, says he was blown away when Xing first showed him the piece of amber.
"It's a once in a lifetime find. The finest details are visible and in three dimensions."


12-08-2016, 10:33 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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yup.gif I always suspected that, and the dinos never left, they just got downsized and took to the skys with the exception of a few flightless varieties.
The other obvious thing is... feathers would indicate they were likely warm blooded, therefore a hell of a lot more swift than the slow moving documentary dinos.
I'm sure an animal the size of a 2 sty. bldg that moved with bird like swiftness would be shit your pants epic.


12-08-2016, 10:36 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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It has been speculated they had feathers yes. That's so very cool.

Yes thank you raptor jesus we don't have those anymore damned.gif
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12-08-2016, 10:49 PM #4
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great find +1000
12-08-2016, 11:01 PM #5
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Angel wing, not dinosaur tail. chuckle.gif
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12-08-2016, 11:28 PM #6
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12-09-2016, 02:40 AM #7
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12-09-2016, 03:25 AM #8
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Jurassic Park, here we come.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
12-09-2016, 05:16 AM #9
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A dead parrot.
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12-09-2016, 02:19 PM #10
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(12-09-2016, 05:16 AM)Stiggy Wrote:  A dead parrot.




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