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Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:11 PM

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

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Source: CNN



The tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur has been found entombed in amber, an unprecedented discovery that has blown away scientists.

Xing Lida, a Chinese paleontologist found the specimen, the size of a dried apricot, at an amber market in northern Myanmar near the Chinese border.

The remarkable piece was destined to end up as a curiosity or piece of jewelry, with Burmese traders believing a plant fragment was trapped inside.
"I realized that the content was a vertebrate, probably theropod, rather than any plant," Xing told CNN.



The tail section belongs to a young coelurosaurian -- from the same group of dinosaurs as the predatory velociraptors and the tyrannosaurus

Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/08/health/dinosaur-tail-trapped-in-amber-trnd/index.html

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Reply 'Once in a lifetime find': Dinosaur tail discovered trapped in amber (Original post)
NWCorona Dec 2016 OP
shenmue Dec 2016 #1
Kingofalldems Dec 2016 #2
NWCorona Dec 2016 #4
jpak Dec 2016 #3
NWCorona Dec 2016 #5
Xipe Totec Dec 2016 #6
NWCorona Dec 2016 #7
Xipe Totec Dec 2016 #8
NWCorona Dec 2016 #9
Xipe Totec Dec 2016 #10
NWCorona Dec 2016 #11
Xipe Totec Dec 2016 #12
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2016 #13
paleotn Dec 2016 #15
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2016 #19
Hekate Dec 2016 #20
paleotn Dec 2016 #14
NWCorona Dec 2016 #16
DavidDvorkin Dec 2016 #17
C Moon Dec 2016 #18
yuiyoshida Dec 2016 #21
BumRushDaShow Dec 2016 #22
mcar Dec 2016 #23

Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:13 PM

1. Cool

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:18 PM

2. Satan put it there.

Says the Trumpies.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:24 PM

4. Lol

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:22 PM

3. It's Fake

yup

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Response to jpak (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:28 PM

5. I'm sure some are wondering just that. Me included but I'll play along

Some of the fake and counterfeit items coming out of China are extremely hard to spot.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:48 PM

6. You can always follow the quoted sources...

Publication History
Published: December 8, 2016
Accepted: October 5, 2016
Received in revised form: September 7, 2016
Received: July 10, 2016


http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2816%2931193-9

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:57 PM

7. I'm planning on doing that when I get a chance after my day is done

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:58 PM

8. What's your time zone?

'cause it's 9:00 pm in mine.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 11:03 PM

9. I'm in Seattle. Pst. I have a few more links on this I'm gonna look at as well

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 11:06 PM

10. That's where my home office is; Seattle

So I'm online from 4:00 AM central, where I live, to 5:00 PM PST, when my buds call it a day.

But I do take naps in between.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 11:19 PM

11. Hey neighbor!



Yes. Naps are a good thing!

I also don't want to come off as dissing China or the Chinese but actual Chinese scientists have voiced their concerns about prehistoric counterfeits coming out of China.

http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1888548,00.html

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 11:22 PM

12. Understood. But Cell is a reputable source, to say the least

I'll be in Seattle starting Dec 10th to Dec 17th to schmooze with my buds there.

If you want to make contact, send me a PM.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 11:33 PM

13. Kinda like...

 

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 11:38 PM

15. Makes us all

...not look at turkeys the same way anymore. 90 million years ago, our ancestors were but a small snack before Thanksgiving dinner.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 01:37 AM

19. Then again...

 

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 02:24 AM

20. Awwwwwww. Best thing all week.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 11:35 PM

14. Appears to be reputable....

...if it's as advertised, it's a fantastic find.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 12:05 AM

16. Definitely!

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 12:24 AM

17. It certainly was once in a lifetime for that dinosaur.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 12:51 AM

18. No DNA..

"McKellar said that soft tissue and decayed blood from the tail were found in the amber but no genetic material was preserved.
"Unfortunately, the Jurassic Park answer is still a 'no' -- this is firmly in the realm of science fiction," he said."

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 04:54 AM

21. DNA found, The real Jurassic Park opens in 2020...

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 06:38 AM

22. Dupe

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 10:43 AM

23. Locking

Duplicate thread. Original here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141634892

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