Dinosaur’s Tail in Amber – level 3

14-12-2016 07:00

In northern Myanmar, people discovered a piece of amber, which they believe to be nearly 100 million years old. A Chinese palaeontologist showcased the finding at the Shanghai Natural History Museum.

Encased in the amber were two ants, some plant fragments small bubbles and a part of a dinosaur tail complete with feathers. People believe that this is a tail section of a Coelurosaurian, a bird-like dinosaur that was approximately the size of a chicken.

This is the first time the dinosaur material has been found fossilised in amber.

Difficult words: amber (when tree sap turns into a hard yellow material, which people use to make jewellery), palaeontologist (a scientist who is interested in fossilised animals and plants), showcase (show), fragment (a piece), encased (covered in).

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