The remains of a prehistoric baby bird have been found preserved in a 99-million-year-old piece of amber in Myanmar. 
It’s one of the most detailed specimens ever discovered — complete with scales, feathers and claws — in a region known for its deposits from the Cretaceous period, which lasted from 145.5 to 65.5 million years ago.
“We’ve had more complete specimens, where you get more of the skeleton preserved, from compression fossils, but never with this level of detail,” Ryan McKellar, curator of invertebrate paleontology at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, told CBC News.
It even has other remnants of prehistoric life, like insects and mites, trapped inside.
“It’s like a little diorama,” said McKellar.
The miner who collected the specimen at a commercial amber mine in 2014 thought it was a lizard claw, but the director of the Hupoge Amber Museum was sure it was the foot of a small bird. 
That’s how the specimen — nicknamed “Belone” (a local term for an amber-coloured bird called the Oriental skylark) — ended up with …
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