Paleontologist Discovers The World’s Smallest Dinosaur

Scientific discoveries happen every day. One of the biggest finds happened in northern Myanmar. Scientists stumbled upon one of the most peculiar fossils that had been enveloped in amber for over 99 million years. After examining the fossil, they knew this was a new species altogether. Keep reading to learn about their groundbreaking research and what this means for prehistoric history.

Meet Xing Lida

Xing Lida is a paleontologist who’s an expert on fossils and spends his time looking for as many as he can. He searches all over Asia in order to find the most unique fossils.

xing lida holding his amber fossil
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He usually knew what he was looking at when he would pick up a fossil, but there was one that completely threw him off.