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「美しい」恐竜のしっぽが琥珀の中に 羽根がはっきり - BBCニュース

  ミャンマーのカチン州ミッチーナにあるフーコン渓谷の鉱山で琥珀(こはく)に閉じ込められた恐竜の羽を発見。

  ミャンマー政府とカチン独立軍が衝突を繰返す地域でもあるが、古代の化石が保存状態もよく発見される地域でもある。今後、調査の進展が期待される。

 

「美しい」恐竜のしっぽが琥珀の中に 羽根がはっきり - BBCニュース

First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber

Destined for Jewelry, but With a Silver Lining

The amber sample—formally called DIP-V-15103 and nicknamed "Eva" in honor of paleobotanist Eva Koppelhus, the wife of co-author Philip Currie—comes from a mine in the Hukawng Valley in Kachin state, northern Myanmar. Amber from this region most likely contains the world's largest variety of animal and plant life from the Cretaceous period.

It was one of more than a dozen amber samples with significant inclusions that were collected by Xing and his research team in 2015 at a well-known amber market in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin state. Two of the other samples contained the dinosaur-era bird wings published earlier this summer.

The majority of Burmese amber is used in jewelry and carvings, and the "Eva" sample had already been subject to shaping by the time it was collected by the researchers.