• 'Once in a lifetime find': Dinosaur tail discovered trapped in amber

    "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."


    Read more and see images: http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/08/health...rnd/index.html
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