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The bird in amber: A tiny skull from the age of dinosaurs

A tiny new species of bird-like dinosaur has been discovered, preserved in a lump of 100-million-year-old amber. The tooth-filled skull is only 14.25mm long, suggesting that this ancient creature would have been the size of a hummingbird - far smaller than other dinosaurs known from that time. Unusual features include large, side-facing eyes and a large number of sharp teeth suggesting a predatory lifestyle. The species has been named Oculudentavis khaungraae.

Read the paper here: https://nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2068-4

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-00726-w

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