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Astonishing 99-Million-Year-Old Bird Wings Found Preserved In Amber

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posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 03:18 PM
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Another snapshot in time , this time two birds wings trapped in amber from what scientists believe were fledglings of extinct group of birds known as Enantiornithes.

Dr Steve Brusatte, a vertebrate palaeontologist at Edinburgh University, described the fossils as "spectacular"



He told BBC News: " They're fantastic - who would have ever thought that 99-million-year-old wings could be trapped in amber? "These are showcase specimens and some of the most surprising fossils I've seen in a long time. We've known for a few decades that many dinosaurs had feathers, but most of our fossils are impressions of feathers on crushed limestone slabs. "Three dimensional preservation in amber provides a whole new perspective and these fossils make it clear that very primitive birds living alongside the dinosaurs had wings and feather arrangements very similar to today's birds."
www.bbc.co.uk...


That's time travel right there.




posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 03:21 PM
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a reply to: gortex

That's some incredible photos.

Imagine the world without sap and what we would never have been able to see.



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 03:33 PM
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Amber, one of the World's greatest story tellers.

There will be many great finds to come, but these are real beauties.



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Always cool to see "dinosaur" feathers.

Here are some cool ones from Canada...

Canadian fluffy dino feathers



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 04:23 PM
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I hope one day they find a rolex in a chunk of amber, they be like "oh our cave ancestors had great taste in keeping track of time, see."



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Amazing find.
It always makes me laugh to myself that when I was a kid ALL dinosaurs were pretty much seen as giant bald lizards, and the feathered dino was still a theory with little evidence.
Makes me wonder tho, when did the evolution start? Where did they come from? Did all dinosaurs have feathers, just some had less than others, like did they have a 'fuzz' where some had an aggressive array like a peacock or a eagle?



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 04:42 PM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: gortex
Makes me wonder tho, when did the evolution start? Where did they come from? Did all dinosaurs have feathers, just some had less than others, like did they have a 'fuzz' where some had an aggressive array like a peacock or a eagle?


What we know now:
Dinosaurs evolved from archosaurs of the Jurassic and before. There's a pretty good chain of fossil evidence.

We don't think that all dinosaurs had feathers (we don't think triceratops did, for instance, or anklyosaur) but many did. Some were more feathery while others seem to be just fuzz.

Additional evidence in the future may change somethings but that's the current thinking.



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

Was goolging my own question then say your answer.

I guess around 100 - 55 million years ago it was quite a diverse world of large animals. Makes sense, flight won over the rest.



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 09:52 PM
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Only on ATS can 99 million year old bird wings get spun into dinosaur feathers.



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 10:03 PM
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originally posted by: Bone75
Only on ATS can 99 million year old bird wings get spun into dinosaur feathers.





So because it is a feather it could have only come from a bird according to you ?



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 10:21 PM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

originally posted by: Bone75
Only on ATS can 99 million year old bird wings get spun into dinosaur feathers.





So because it is a feather it could have only come from a bird according to you ?


Did you even bother reading the article? They aren't just feathers, they're whole wings... from a bird.



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 10:33 PM
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"Astonishing" is right.

More astonishing even than a space cloud responsible for Great Flood Firmament Atlantis.
Thanks for astonishing me.

Fantastic find.


Harte



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 10:42 PM
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a reply to: Bone75

Dinosaurs with wings
.....why not ?



posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 01:12 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Sorry, my eyeballs feel like they fell outta my eyeholes, rolled around in the sand and got popped in backwards, hense my question...any clue as to how big the owners of the wings may have been if they'd lived?

Thanks to you!



posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 01:27 AM
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99-million-year-old wings


That cant be right. God created birds some couple of thousands years ago.



posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 02:17 AM
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any clue as to how big the owners of the wings may have been if they'd lived?

According to Wiki they were the size of small birds we see today.

The vast majority of enantiornithean species were small, between the size of a sparrow and a starling
en.wikipedia.org...




posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 02:21 AM
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a reply to: MarioOnTheFly

This is a bigger problem for evolutionists...



posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 02:27 AM
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originally posted by: 5StarOracle
a reply to: MarioOnTheFly

This is a bigger problem for evolutionists...


How so ? If anything...this proves birds existed way before the supposed "act of creation".

Tell me your argument.



posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 02:32 AM
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a reply to: MarioOnTheFly

Well they used to say Archaeopteryx was the first bird... but there's a little bird wing in amber there...
Dating from the same period...
Remember evolution needs a long long time to transpire that's why we don't see it happening...
lol

edit on 29-6-2016 by 5StarOracle because: Word



posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 02:42 AM
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originally posted by: 5StarOracle
a reply to: MarioOnTheFly

Well they used to say Archaeopteryx was the first bird... but there's a little bird wing in amber there...
Dating from the same period...
Remember evolution needs a long long time to transpire that's why we don't see it happening...
lol



Archaeopteryx lived in the Late Jurassic around 150 million years ago


wiki

that's some 50 million years before this wing....
edit on 29-6-2016 by MarioOnTheFly because: typo



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