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RE: New BBC series research



Feathered dinosaurs, please!  The Jehol Biota of northeastern China
preserves layer upon layer of fossils that capture rare details such as
feathers, fur, scales, melanin patterns, eggs with embryos, and gut
contents.  The numbers of plant and animal specimens and the diversity
represented provide a remarkable window into the past.  If you want to base
restorations and behaviors on actual fossil evidence, the Jehol Biota will
give you a wealth of material.  And because the deposits cover a span of
many millions of years, it is also possible to show the succession of
ecosystems over time.  

Dino Guy Ralph
Docent at the California Academy of Sciences
Dinosaur and Fossil Education
Member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology