The DNA of a dinosaur cloned from a drop of blood found in a mosquito fossilized… This is the explanation a “scientific” given in the movie ” Jurassic Park “, which is expected to hit at level of hearings, this Tuesday night on TF1.
But this is actually only a movie, and even great cinema, for a film signed by the master Steven Spielberg. Some, however, would like to believe. They have had to do the sacred bonds when the last great discovery paleontological has been announced.
It was the 11th of last march in the journal Nature. A medallion of amber exceptional has been discovered in Burma, containing the skull of which is very definitely the smallest dinosaur known. The tiny bird is a “oculudentavis khaungraae”, it is stuck in 99 million years ago.
The bird of a hundred teeth
Teenie Weenie (Any Mini in English), so named because of its small size, has nothing to do with a Raptor or a Brachosiaure. Its skull measures 7 mm. The scanners made by the researchers of the Institute of paleontology in Beijing have unveiled a jaw filled with a hundred sharp teeth.
From there to resurrect Teenie Weenie or any other animal preserved in amber… The assumption is still pure fiction for a number of reasons.
First of all, ” says Futura Planet, amber is not an ideal environment for the preservation of the DNA. What’s more, according to the calculations of researchers, the genetic information of living organisms is unreadable after 1.5 million years, and completely disappears after 6.8 million years.
Recall that the extinction of the dinosaurs occurred 65 million years ago.