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In a world first scientists have managed to determine the colour of a dinosaur, the sinosauropteryx has turned out to be ginger ....
By studying fossilised pigments under an electron microscope, they found that the sinosauropteryx, a feathered dinosaur that lived 125 million years ago, had a russet-coloured back, with a white and ginger striped tail.
University of Bristol, shows a sinosauropteryx, sporting an orange and white striped
• The dinosaur sinosauropteryx was ginger‑coloured
In a world first scientists have managed to determine the colour of a dinosaur, the sinosauropteryx has turned out to be ginger.
That is what a team of Chinese and British scientists reported on Wednesday in Nature, providing the first clear evidence of dinosaur colors from studies of 125-million-year-old fossils of a dinosaur called sinosauropteryx.
In 1996, Chinese paleontologists discovered an exquisitely preserved fossil of a miniature theropod, a sinosauropteryx, which had traits found elsewhere only in birds.
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