Scientists in China have discovered a perfectly preserved dinosaur embryo that is hatching from its egg like a chicken. The embryo, named Baby Yingliang, was discovered near Ganzhou, China, and is considered to be at least 66 million years old. It is “the best dinosaur embryo ever found in history,” according to researcher Dr. Fion Waisum Ma. Scientists now have a clearer understanding of the relationship between dinosaurs and current birds as a result of the discovery. Tucking is a characteristic found in birds right before hatching, and the embryo was wrapped in the fossil in that posture. With the embryo on the point of hatching, Prof. Steve Brusatte, a member of the study team, hailed it as “one of the most stunning dinosaur fossils” he had ever seen. The Yingliang Stone Nature History Museum in China has baby Yingliang on display that is 10.6in (27cm) long from head to tail and sleeps within a 6.7 inch-long egg. Although the egg was discovered in 2000, it had been buried for eleven years before that.