Tiny but 'most complete' bird fossil was found trapped in tree sap in Myanmar
A type of 'opposite birds', it lived in the Cretaceous Period alongside dinosaurs
The amber is extremely thin, hence the fossil is nicknamed the 'pandcake bird'
'Game-changing' discovery could shed light on the evolution of ancient birds
PUBLISHED: 12:21, 6 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:44, 6 February 2018
Encased in a piece of amber, this tiny bird once lived alongside dinosaurs.
The incredible 'game-changing' bird fossil has been discovered trapped in tree sap in Myanmar's Hukawng Valley, a region that is known for its amber deposits.
Dr. Xing Lida, who discovered the fossil, claimed the five-centimetre-long (2.4-inch-long) specimen is the most complete fossilised bird that has been found inside amber from the Cretaceous Period.