This Is The Most Realistic Reconstruction Of A Dinosaur Ever Made

A Cretaceous dinosaur fossil so well preserved we can determine its skin coloring has led to the most realistic reconstruction yet of one of these extinct beasts. It has also given us insight into the environment in which this particular species lived. When he was a graduate student, Dr Jakob Vinther, now of the University of Bristol, realized that structures on the skins of exceptionally preserved fossils once carried melanin pigments. Earlier this year this idea was used to reconstruct the colors of a 10-million-year-old snake. Vinther is even more ambitious,…

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