Dinosaur feathers in amber

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The above photo shows dinosaur feathers found in amber. Discovered in Alberta, Canada, the preserved plumage likely came from dinosaurs and birds that lived 75 to 80 million years ago. The University of Alberta researchers published their findings in the new issue of the journal Science. From National Geographic:

The unusual find suggests a wide array of plumed creatures populated the time period—sporting everything from seemingly modern feathers to their filament-like forebears—and that even by this early date, feathers had become specialized, for example, for diving underwater, a new study says.

"Incredible" Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber (National Geographic)

"A Diverse Assemblage of Late Cretaceous Dinosaur and Bird Feathers from Canadian Amber" (Science)