A rare small dinosaur bird skull caught in amber. It has a long name in Latin: Oculudentavis. (Los Angeles Natural History Museum)
An artist drew what the bird might have looked like, flying around the forest. (Los Angeles Natural History Museum)
The artist’s idea of what the living Oculudentavis head would look like. (Los Angeles Natural History Museum)
Another type of dinosaur with wings was the pterodactyl. This one was fossilized in stone, instead of amber.
Amber is tree sap that hardened over time. It catches anything walking on the treebark, like these bugs.
Scientists found a bird from long ago in amber. It has a tiny head, big eyes, and sharp teeth.
They named it Oc-u-lu-den-ta-vis. That means “eye-tooth-bird” in Latin.