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Friday, February 5, 2010

The Ginger-Haired Dinosaur

Scientists from China and the UK have discovered that a dinosaur from 125 million years ago actually had ginger colored feathers.

The name of this dinosaur is the
Sinosauropteryx. They used a technique to find out what the colors were like. This showed the presence of microscopic colour-bearing cell structures known as melanosomes in the 125-million-year-old fossil's feathers.

Professor Mike Benton explains how he did it and you can listen to that if you click here.

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