Posted on December 21, 2016August 26, 2017 by Linda Moulton HoweFirst Ever Dinosaur Tail Tissue Found Covered with Feathers “The more we see these feathered dinosaurs and how widespread the feathers are, things like a scaly velociraptor seem less and less likely and they've become a lot more bird-like in the overall view.” - Ryan McKellar, Ph.D., Paleontologist, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Canada Feathers on actual tail skeletal tissue of a young coelurosaurian dinosaur. Half the tail was trapped in amber 99 million years ago. This is the first discovery of dinosaur feathers on tissue and reinforces the mind-bending evidence that many dinosaurs had feathers instead of reptilian scales. Image by Royal Saskatchewan Museum/R. C. McKellar. Subscribe now to read this report. Existing members, click here to login. Login © 1998 - 2018 by Linda Moulton Howe.All Rights Reserved.