We're Getting Closer To Getting Our Very Own Jurassic Park (Maybe)
Submitted by: rumham⚫ 11 months ago in
Current Biology (an online scientific journal of sorts) have reported that the fully-intact tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur was found, perfectly preserved in amber. They were even able to recover bones, soft tissue, and feathers. Jurassic Park is eventually happening.
National Geographic reports that this discovery is the first time there's been physical evidence that ties feathers to dinosaurs, and not just bandy it about as a theory. The tail is about 1.4 inches with "delicate feathers." The researchers involved say the tail very possibly belonged to a coelurosaur (which to me, looks like a little velociraptor.
The report continues that these feathers probably didn't aid in flight, they most likely functioned as signalers or for warmth.