Jun 6, 2017

Our team have uncovered an incredible specimen in Myanmar that has given us a glimpse of life from 100 million years ago - a piece of amber containing the remarkably preserved remains of an ancient bird hatchling.

Inside the amber, you can make out the head, tail, and neck of the bird, but it's the wings and feet that are the real marvels - the chunk of fossilised tree resin has perfectly preserved the bird's feathers, flesh, and claws, and gives us insight into a doomed group of prehistoric species called the Enantiornithes.

Lida Xing, Jingmai K. O'Connor, Ryan C. McKellar, Luis M. Chiappe, Kuowei Tseng, Gang Li & Ming Bai (2017)
A mid-Cretaceous enantiornithine (Aves) hatchling preserved in Burmese amber with unusual plumage.
Gondwana Research


Apr 15, 2017

New Products: Gold Jewelry with Burmite amber plant inclusion Amber.

Dec 9, 2016

Our first !!  DINO!! SAUR!! in AMBER!!!!!

First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber!!

A Feathered Dinosaur Tail with Primitive Plumage Trapped in Mid-Cretaceous Amber. In Current Biology

National Geographic First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber

CNN: 'Once in a lifetime find': Dinosaur tail discovered trapped in amber

BBC: 'Beautiful' dinosaur tail found preserved in amber

PBS: Entire chunk of feathered dinosaur discovered in amber

Sciencenews: Dinosaur tail preserved in amber, with feathers

CNBC: Dinosaur tail found in amber at market in Myanmar

Sep 4, 2016

Prof. Michael Benton became one of the Visiting fellow of vertebrate Department. 

Michael is Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Head of School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK.

Sep 3, 2016

End of 2016 field work for “Six Peaks Dinosaur Track Site”,  British Columbia, Canada.

We are including a link to a video we commissioned (early draft) to help promote the site and assist us with our efforts for fund-raising for next summer’s field season.

July 1, 2016

Study dinosaur footprints from “Six Peaks Dinosaur Track Site” in British Columbia, Canada

June 30, 2016

China news: Researchers find birds' wings encased in amber


June 28, 2016

National Geographic: Rare Dinosaur-Era Bird Wings Found Trapped in Amber

BBC: Ancient birds' wings preserved in amber

New scientist: Beautifully preserved feathers belonged to tiny flying dinosaurs

Science daily: Early bird wings preserved in Burmese amber

CNN: 99-million-year-old bird wing discovered

Nature: Bird wings trapped in amber are a fossil first from the age of dinosaurs

May 5, 2015


Study amber in Myitkyina, Myanmar



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