Is It a Bird or a Dinosaur? A Tale of a Tail Trapped in Amber

At the tail end* of last year, the discovery of “Eva” (more formally known as DIP-V-15103) was announced as a dinosaur tail with feathers preserved in Cretaceous amber. The apricot sized sample also includes an ant and some plant debris. Discovered in an amber market in Myanmar, the tail fragment is believed to be a…