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Re: Missing link feather fossils

On Mon, 25 Feb 2008, Dann Pigdon wrote:

Richard W. Travsky writes:
Hmmm. Any chance some hint of color was preserved? The picture on that link is b/w.

I wonder if amber can preserve original colours at all, or whether chemical processes in the resin might alter the colouration (but not necessarily the patterning). A quick Google search resulted in comments like colour 'pattern' or iridescence being preserved, but most of the pictures of amber-encased fossils tend to show little more than shades of brown.

Patterning is useful info too.