16 Sep '11, 1pm

Dinosaur feathers found trapped in amber

Dinosaur feathers found trapped in amber

A small collection of amber-trapped feathers that may have belonged to dinosaurs or birds 80 million years ago have been found in a Canadian museum collection, said a study on Thursday. WorldShares lets you earn donations for your favorite nonprofit. Earn up to 20 points now. Learn More Earn Points What's this? Comments Email Twitter Stumble Digg Share Ryan McKellar , a graduate student at Canada's University of Alberta , pored over more than 4,000 specimens held at the university and at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology . Eventually he found 11 worthy samples of preserved feathers, described in the journal Science as "the richest amber feather find from the late Cretaceous period," some 65 to 99 million years ago. The Cretaceous period is best known for ending with a massive extinction of land and marine species that also marked the end of the dinosaurs. The sampl...

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