Yes, it’s hard to imagine dinosaurs had feathers, but it’s true. Need more proof? Check out this recently discovered fossil of a dinosaur’s feathered tail… which happens to be the Jurassic discovery of the year!
CT scans and microscopic analysis of the sample revealed eight vertebrae from the middle or end of a long, thin tail that may have been originally made up of more than 25 vertebrae.
Based on the structure of the tail, researchers believe it belongs to a juvenile Coelurosaur, part of a group of theropod dinosaurs that includes everything from tyrannosaurs to modern birds.