All Things Considered for December 11, 2016 Hear the All Things Considered program for December 11, 2016

All Things Considered

A baby dinosaur's tail is encased in amber along with ants, a beetle and plant fragments. Ryan McKellar/Royal Saskatchewan Museum hide caption

toggle caption
Ryan McKellar/Royal Saskatchewan Museum

The Two-Way

Baby Dinosaur's 99 Million-Year-Old Tail, Encased In Amber, Surfaces In Myanmar

Millions of years ago, a dinosaur about the size of a sparrow had a bad day. It got stuck in tree resin. Paleontologists recently came across the rare amber fossil containing its tail in Myanmar.

A baby dinosaur's tail is encased in amber along with ants, a beetle and plant fragments. Ryan McKellar/Royal Saskatchewan Museum hide caption

toggle caption
Ryan McKellar/Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Baby Dinosaur's 99 Million-Year-Old Tail, Encased In Amber, Surfaces In Myanmar

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/504547291/505187988" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Searching for a song you heard between stories? We've retired music buttons on these pages. Learn more here.

All Things Considered