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A couple of interesting examples of coloration from the fossil record.
Neither Mesozoic, nor dinosaurian, but perhaps a hint that dino
collectors and preparators might look a bit more closely...?
Schindewolf, O.H. 1993. Basic Questions in Paleontology (transl. J.
Schaefer, ed. W.-E. Reif). Univ. Chicago Press. Plate 14B shows variety
of pigment cells in Eocene frog skin, indicative of green coloration in life.
Grande, L. 1984. Bull. geol. Surv. Wyoming, 63: 1-333. Many nice
illustrations, mainly fishes, but including crocodilian with
colour pattern preserved.
If crocs and frogs, then why not dinosaurs?