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Baby bird from time of dinosaurs found

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The remains of a baby bird from the time of the dinosaurs have been discovered in a specimen of 99-million-year-old amber, according to scientists writing in the journal Gondwana Research.

The hatchling belonged to a major group of birds known as enantiornithes, which went extinct along with dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period, about 65 million years ago.

This is also the most complete fossil yet to be discovered in Burmese amber. Mined in the Hukawng Valley in northern Myanmar, Burmese amber deposits contain possibly the largest variety of animal and plant life from the Cretaceous period, which lasted from 145.5 to 65.5 million years ago.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/baby-bird-dinosaur-burmese-amber-fossil/

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Wow, amazing that fossilized plant resin can keep these animals so well preserved for a 100 million years.  Just amazing!!!

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