dinosaur colors

What colors were dinosaurs ?  A study by scientists does not conclude a full range of dinosaur colors but provide a few color sample results. One had subdued palette of chestnut and white stripes.  Melanosomes tiny spheres loaded with pigment structures create colors in animals like squid ink and feathers. One of the squirrel size dinosaur’s with complex feather fossil melanosomes scientists found colors ranging from gray to black to reddish tints. They are still skeptics about the accuracy of the studies but nevertheless researchers continue to discover accurate colors of dinosaurs as illustrated below.

source : NY Times

Reconstruction of two Sinosauropteryx, sporting their orange and white striped tails.

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