Examples of ancient feathers ranging from the simple to the complex are now being studied. They were preserved in amber found in western Canada, researchers led by Ryan C. McKellar of the University of Alberta report in the journal Science.
6 clumped feather barbs found in Late Cretaceous amber specimen
Studying the remains captured in 70-million-year-old amber, paleontologists say the evidence points to a range of color and pattern diversity among ancient birds
Feather fragment trapped in a spider's web in Late Cretaceous Canadian amber
Feather barb without pigment and a mite in Canadian Late Cretaceous amber.