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Archaeopteryx plumage colors
« on: June 12, 2013, 01:47:58 PM »
Another spectroanalysis on Archaeoperyx coverts: http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/11/18907848-pigments-suggest-famed-dino-bird-sported-black-and-white-feathers?lite

Naturally, the first thing I notice about the article is how terrible (not to mention completely inaccurate) the illustration is. :(

Original article here: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2013/ja/c3ja50077b
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Re: Archaeopteryx plumage colors
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 04:17:19 PM »
I found this to be particularly interesting. Similar to what they did with the Microraptor.
Is this forum open to the public? I have the original paper and would be willing to share if there's interest.
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Re: Archaeopteryx plumage colors
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 04:35:37 PM »
This forum is open, but anyone who's interested in having the full paper is free to message one of us privately for it if they'd like. :)
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