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Microraptor was iridescent
Topic Started: Mar 8 2012, 07:15 PM (969 Views)
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http://www.amnh.org/news/2012/03/new-finding-dinosaurs-feathers-were-black-with-iridescent-sheen/


So many black dinos...
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Kinda like this, then?


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Minus the crest, apperantly.
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why post some globby Spore creation when there's a perfectly magnificent reconstruction on the page with the article?

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why post some globby Spore creation when there's a perfectly magnificent reconstruction on the page with the article?

globby Spore creation

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I WILL DESTROY YOU.
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You know, when I was a kid I mourned the fact that we will never know how prehistorc animals are coloured. And now we know how at least some are coloured. I'm overflowing with joy.
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I agree with Magoo.

You know how they have that hadrosaur mummy?

I want them to figure out the color of that one next.
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Mar 8 2012, 10:33 PM
I agree with Magoo.

You know how they have that hadrosaur mummy?

I want them to figure out the color of that one next.
Agreed, I hope the colors of pterosaur pycnofibres and Psittacosaurus quills are found too!
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hadrosaur mummy??? ;-; the world changed so much last I blinked....
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Oh hi you! Why don't you go check out the finery that is SGP??

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Changed? We've had Leonardo for a long time, Cold...
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why post some globby Spore creation when there's a perfectly magnificent reconstruction on the page with the article?


That's a reconstruction of microraptor? Nonsense. That's not a dinosaur, it's a reconstruction of some bird. Dinosaurs didn't look like that, they were scaly reptiles.
A hard mathematical figure provides a sort of enlightenment to one's understanding of an idea that is never matched by mere guesswork.
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The one issue that I have with the "official" reconstruction is that the neck is too short and the tail is too thin.
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Mar 9 2012, 03:07 PM
The one issue that I have with the "official" reconstruction is that the neck is too short and the tail is too thin.
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Mar 9 2012, 04:04 PM
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Mar 9 2012, 03:07 PM
The one issue that I have with the "official" reconstruction is that the neck is too short and the tail is too thin.
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Neither of those things are true and it can be shown in a moment. It needed nothing more.
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