A Burmese Miner Just Found A Prehistoric Relic So Unique And Beautiful That Scientists Are Stunned

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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.”

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Image: via Current Biology
Image: via Current Biology

“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.

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