Thursday, June 29, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Dinosaur feathers found in amber

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


Image credit: Nobu Tamura

 
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."

  View: Full article

 Source: Telegraph


  Discuss: View comments (6)

   


 
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.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Orbiting supermassive black holes discovered
6-28-2017
For the first time ever, scientists have observed two supermassive black holes orbiting one another.
British nanny changes name to Mary Poppins
6-28-2017
Mary Poppins fan Emma Davenport was so fond of the character that she decided to actually become her.
'Willy Wonka' elevator has become a reality
6-28-2017
German company ThyssenKrupp has developed an elevator that can go horizontally as well as vertically.
NASA denies alien life announcement claim
6-27-2017
NASA has played down the suggestion that it is on the verge of announcing the discovery of alien life.
Other news in this category
Intense volcanism gave rise to the dinosaurs
Posted 6-20-2017 | 5 comments
A mass extinction event 200 million years ago made it possible for the dinosaurs to dominate the planet....
 
T. rex did not have feathers, say scientists
Posted 6-10-2017 | 13 comments
The idea that Tyrannosaurus rex had a thick plumage of feathers has been called in to serious doubt....
 
Ancient fossil bird found trapped in amber
Posted 6-9-2017 | 1 comment
The incredibly well-preserved hatchling is believed to date back 99 million years to the Cretaceous Era....
 
Earliest Homo sapiens unearthed in Morocco
Posted 6-8-2017 | 8 comments
The discovery casts doubt on the idea that modern humans evolved in a single 'cradle of humanity'....
 
Giant prehistoric sloth unearthed in LA metro
Posted 6-3-2017 | 4 comments
A recent excavation in the heart of Los Angeles has yielded evidence of giant prehistoric beasts....
 
Ancient sea monster was the size of a bus
Posted 5-26-2017 | 3 comments
Palaeontologists in Russia have discovered a huge new sea creature that lived 130 million years ago....
 
Europe, not Africa, was birthplace of mankind
Posted 5-23-2017 | 25 comments
A remarkable new palaeontological discovery in Europe could rewrite the history of human evolution....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ