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What color was dinosaur skin?

Because there are brightly colored birds and because birds are technically dinosaurs, there is reason to believe the dinosaurs from millions of years ago might've also been flashy and colorful. Scientists have, however, found pigments in a few dinosaur fossils.

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  1. Alligators, crocodiles and birds are all descendants of dinosaurs. 00:21

  2. Melanosomes found in dinosaur fossils may give insight to a dinosaur's skin color. 01:09

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