This little prenatal dinosaur looks just like a baby bird curled in its egg!
Described as 'one of the most beautiful fossils ever seen', this exciting discovery shines a new light on the link between the behaviour of modern birds and dinosaurs.
Professor Steve Brusatte was among the experts that studied the 72 million-year-old embryo found in China, dubbed Baby Yingliang.
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