By Guest Nicole
The 99-million-year-old hatchling from the Cretaceous Period is the best preserved of its kind
FROZEN IN TIME
This small (3-inch) piece of amber contains the fossilized remains of a baby bird that lived about 99 million years ago. CT scans reveal that it's the most complete fossil ever found in Burmese amber.
GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST
Bones, skin and soft tissue are all encased in amber, providing scientists with unique information on an extinct group of ancient birds.
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