Shine on you crazy Microraptor

Not Exactly Rocket Science– “A shiny dinosaur –four-winged Microraptor gets colour and gloss”

“For the longest time, artists could only speculate about what dinosaurs looked like. Sure, we could reconstruct their silhouettes from their bones, but the colour of their skin was a mystery. That’s not quite true anymore. Thanks to some well preserved fossils and some ingenuous detective work, scientists have started to assign the right palettes to these prehistoric reptiles.”


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