Scientists Find 100 Million-Year-Old, Nearly Complete Baby Bird Trapped in Amber
This has been a huge year for finding specimens in amber, from bird wings to dinosaur feathers to this ugly-ass bug. But this new finding might be the best one yet: a nearly complete 99-million-year-old baby bird.
Scientists found the specimen in Myanmar, where others have purchased or found plenty of other incredible amber samples in the amber mines. But this one is crazy: an almost complete baby bird that lived during the time of the dinosaurs.
“Seeing this much of an animal preserved in amber is exciting,” study author Ryan McKellar told Gizmodo. “In this case we have the whole right side of the body.”