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Chemical Traces In Fossilized Dinosaur Feathers Shed Light On Their True Color

By analyzing trace chemicals left in fossilized dinosaur feathers, researchers have finally settled the debate about whether color-conferring structures called pigments are preserved. Chemical signatures confirm that the structures that gave dinosaur feathers their color are in fact present in some fossils.

August 28, 2015

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