The world’s first dinosaur amber has been discovered, with a vivid tail, hundreds of millions of years ago

As we all know, amber is very clear and beautiful. The most common creatures in amber are some insects. This peculiar amber, which “seals” the dinosaur’s tail, was obtained by experts from merchants and showed to you, so that people can see the beauty that has been preserved for hundreds of millions of years!

This dinosaur amber specimen looks like a tail, covered with feathers, 3.85cm long, vivid, with a few small insects scattered nearby. According to this tail, people can infer that this is a small non bird dinosaur only 18.5cm long, but this is probably a young dinosaur, and the adult should be more than 18.5cm long. From the amber shape, when the resin fell on its body, there was no struggle, indicating that the little dinosaur had died before, but probably just died, because the tail in the specimen didn’t have a little bit Signs of corruption and the cause of its death need further study.

This fossil was formed 99 million years ago. At that time, it belonged to the Norman stage of the Middle Cretaceous. It is the first and only dinosaur fossil discovered by human beings in amber state. Different from other fossils, what it shows us is not a white bone, but a tail with intact fur. Experts call it EVA. Experts said that the feathers of dinosaurs only played the role of keeping warm at first. The feathers suitable for flying evolved over a long period of time. EVA’s feathers are very primitive, which can provide great help for the study of the evolution process of dinosaur feathers. Unfortunately, because EVA was formed in such a long time, people can’t get the DNA fragment of this little dinosaur from it.

Eva was first discovered in the hukang River Valley in Kachin state, Myanmar, where there are dozens of deep wells. Experts went there to continue to search, hoping to find other amber or fossils. In this way, it is very likely to find other parts of EVA’s body. Can’t dinosaur lovers wait to see here? Or let our great scientists help us find scientific answers!

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