Plumage Color Patterns of an Extinct Dinosaur

  title={Plumage Color Patterns of an Extinct Dinosaur},
  author={Quanguo Li and Ke-Qin Gao and Jakob Vinther and Matthew D. Shawkey and Julia A. Clarke and Liliana D’Alba and Qingjin Meng and Derek E. G. Briggs and Richard O. Prum},
  pages={1369 - 1372}
Dinosaur Plumage Coloration and appearance provide important behavioral and evolutionary information in animals. However, for the most part, we do not know the coloration of fossil terrestrial animals. Li et al. (p. 1369, published online 4 February) have reconstructed the appearance of a theropod dinosaur by mapping features of its well-preserved feathers and comparing them with modern samples from birds. Feather color is partly determined by melanosome density and shape, and this information… Expand
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