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Dinosaur Feathers: Dinosaurs' True Colors Revealed For First Time (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 03/31/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:20 PM ET

Special from National Geographic by Paleontology Editor Chris Sloan

Pigments have been found in fossil dinosaurs for the first time, a new study says.

The discovery may prove once and for all that dinosaurs' hairlike filaments--sometimes called dino fuzz--are related to bird feathers, paleontologists announced today.

The finding may also open up a new world of prehistoric color, illuminating the role of color in dinosaur behavior and allowing the first accurately colored dinosaur re-creations, according to the study team.

Read the full story at National Geographic News.

First True-Color Dinosaur
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