In Beijing showed frozen in amber chick age in 99 million years
BEIJING, 8 Feb — RIA Novosti, Anna was Raccogli. Paleontologists from the United States, Canada and China for the first time presented to the public in Beijing frozen in amber chick age in 99 million years, said on Thursday the news portal Sina.
Presented in the Beijing sample (the enclosure) has been found in Northern Myanmar in 2016, however, the determination of its exact date, scientists have spent the last several months.
“This time we found a piece of amber length of 9 cm, which fully encompassed the head, cervical spine, tail and wings of ancient birds”, — said the famous paleontologist from the National history Museum in Los Angeles (USA) Luis Chiappe.
According to scientists, this discovery is unique because unlike the remains found in the ground, frozen in amber, 6-inch chick remained a complete structure, and more importantly — skin, feathers, and even ear holes and eyelids, which gives scientists a rare chance a detailed study of prehistoric birds.