Perfectly preserved in amber (with feathers, eight vertebrae and soft tissue), the world’s first dinosaur tail has been discovered—initially at a market in Myitkyina, Myanmar in 2015. While feathers have been found before, this fossil definitively links feathers to dinosaurs—and this one is believed to be 99 million years old. Microscopic analysis and CT scans have revealed the tail would have had 25 vertebrae in total and belonged to a juvenile coelurosaur—which was (unsurprisingly) a very birdlike dinosaur. Read more at National Geographic.
First Feathered Dinosaur Tail Found