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Dinosaur feathers found in amber


Posted on Saturday, 17 September, 2011 | Comment icon 6 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Scientists have discovered feathers preserved in hardened tree resin from 70 million years ago.

While hints of feathers have been found in fossils before, the finds in amber help us to understand the nature and diversity of feathered dinosaurs. "Despite many reports over the past decade of feathered dinosaurs and new birds from China, only now are we beginning to understand just how diverse feather types were," said Mark A. Norell of the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

"Specimens include simple filament structures similar to the earliest feathers of non-flying dinosaurs a form unknown in modern birds and more complicated bird feathers "displaying pigmentation and adaptations for flight and diving," the researchers reported."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by encouraged on 16 September, 2011, 14:47
Also great, second photo at: View: Filaments in Late Cretaceous Canadian Amber
Comment icon #2 Posted by Robbie333 on 16 September, 2011, 14:50
Thank you for the post. This is an amazing find and will lead to answers to many questions. Awesome.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Jaygatz on 17 September, 2011, 23:57
Yeah saw this on Google Sci news, pretty cool stuff
Comment icon #4 Posted by Spectre1979 on 19 September, 2011, 9:07
Glad they actually put the photos in!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Mentalcase on 19 September, 2011, 16:28
Jurassic Park anyone??
Comment icon #6 Posted by Aus Der Box Skeptisch on 20 September, 2011, 1:06
Cool find to the op.


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