After the amber had been scanned, a complete description of the fossil was published in the journal Current Biology in December 2016. The lump of Cretaceous-era plant resin was found to be 99 million years old. And in honor of co-author Dr. Philip Currie’s wife, it was nicknamed “Eva.”
“A beautiful fossil” was how Dr. Paul Barnett, of London’s Natural History Museum, described it to the BBC. Indeed, what “Eva” actually contained were the remains of a preserved 1.4-inch-long dinosaur tail. Moreover, the tail included not only bones, skin and tissue, but a covering of minute feathers.