TINY DINOSAUR IN AMBER DISCOVERED – Important stepping stone in ancient birds

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Tiny, auspicious and probably adorable, a small dinosaur was found encased in Amber that was yet unknown to science. 

Recently the fossil was discovered in Myanmar during an archeological dig. The name given to the new Dino is Oculudentavis khaungraae or “eye-tooth-bird”. It would be one of the earliest ancestors of modern day birds and as small as the smallest bird, the Bee Hummingbird.

While this is pretty awesome to find something this old and small, it is actually smaller than expected to be. Mostly due to island dwarfism and well, the fact that it has been encased in Amber for millions of years.

Pretty cool stuff to see popping up! And an important stepping stone to understanding ancient birds!

What do you think of this? Kinda cool little discovery isn’t it? Combined with the recent discovery about Neptune and minor planets, it’s shaping up to be a busy science year!

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