“Incredible” Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber

Scientific Gold Photograph courtesy Science/AAAS Preserved for 70 to 85 million years, these feathers are part of a newly revealed trove of likely dinosaur and bird plumage found trapped in amber in Alberta, Canada. The unusual find suggests a wide array of plumed creatures populated the time period—sporting everything from seemingly modern feathers to their […]

New Dinosaur Discovered: T. Rex Cousin Had Feathers

John Roach for National Geographic News October 6, 2004 A tiny, earlier cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex sported at least a partial coat of hairlike feathers, scientists reported today. The dinosaur chased prey and roamed the lakeside forests of Liaoning Province in northern China some 130 million years ago, researchers said. Although predicted by several paleontologists, […]