Very rare fossil feather from the Jehol biota of Northeast China which has yielded both feathered dinosaurs and primitive birds!
Locality: Chaoyang, Liaoning province, China
Age: Lower Cretaceous
Geological Context: Yixian formation
Size: 2.6 cm long feather on 7x7.5x0.1cm matrix
Please note this fossil was found in a very thin plattenkalk bed (which also explains the exceptional preservation!).
- On matrix
- Scientific name
- dinosaur or bird or dino bird?
- Geological Period
- CRETACEOUS-Lower Cretaceous (100.5–145.0 million years)
- Good condition
- 7×7.5×0.1 cm
- 16.6 g