January 19, 2021

Smallest dinosaur found trapped in 100-million-year-old amber

The flying creature like skull of a little new types of dinosaur has been found caught in golden at an archeological site in northern Myanmar. Researchers state the fossil find speaks to the littlest dinosaur from the Mesozoic period to date and its minute size makes it littler than the littlest living flying creature found on Earth today.

“At the point when I previously observed this example it just took my breath away,” Jingmai O’Connor, a scientist with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and co-creator on the paper, said in a Nature video. “I had actually observed nothing like this.”

The skull is evaluated to be almost 100 million years of age, as indicated by subtleties of the momentous find distributed Wednesday in the diary Nature. The discover gauges a little more than 15 millimeters long, around a similar size as the width of a US penny. Examination of the skeletal highlights propose the small animal was developed, had huge eyes and a great deal of minor teeth. Hence, the new species has been given the logical name of “Oculudentavis khaungraae” with the nonexclusive name “Oculudentavis” got from the Latin for “eye-teeth-winged creature”. Its species name identifies with the individual liable for giving the example.


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