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Dinosaurs, in living color

Microscopic structures found in some fossils may have held hued pigments

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2:45pm, January 27, 2010

Microscopic features found in fossils of dinosaurs and ancient birds are the remains of structures that contained pigment, new work reveals. The structures provide new clues about what these creatures looked like, including the possibility of patches or stripes with a sporty yellow or russet color scheme.

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