Metals From Bird Feathers May Help Reconstruct Dinosaur Colors

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 29/9/2016

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POPULAR SCIENCE

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Metals left behind in dinosaur fossils might offer a clue to what colors graced their feathers. Scientists have used x-rays to map the copper, zinc and calcium in feathers from living birds. These metals revealed where the birds were marked with different forms of melanin pigment, the team reported September 23 in the journal Scientific Reports.

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TitleMetals From Bird Feathers May Help Reconstruct Dinosaur Colors
Date29/09/16
PersonsRoy Wogelius

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