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The tip of the dinosaur tail, preserved in amber. (R.C. McKellar/Royal Saskatchewan Museum)

Scientists found a 99-million-year-old baby dinosaur tail trapped in a gemstone


Sure, it's hard to believe, but scientists say it's true.

Digging for dinosaurs

A Chinese paleontologist found a specimen the size of a dried apricot at an amber market in the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar. The scientists published their findings on Thursday after studying the feathered tail.

This is the first time part of a dinosaur skeleton has been discovered preserved in amber, which is a gem made from fossilized tree sap.

The amber, which weighs 6.5 grams, preserved the bone fragments and feathers.

The animal was related to the velociraptor and tyrannosaurus, according to the report.

The feathers added to fossil evidence that many dinosaurs has feathers instead of scales.

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