Thursday, September 15, 2016

Dino Colors

So, apparently, if a dinosaur fossil is particularly well preserved preservation can include the melanocytes - the cells which produce pigmentation.

Scientists have now reproduced the color of this little guy:


He's about the size of a turkey and that shading is forest camouflage. (So, no, not a bright colored dinosaur, but definitely not quite the grey they tend to be shown as).

Also, he's cute.