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Re: More evidence of dinosaur colors

--- On Mon, 2/8/10, Dan Chure <danchure@easilink.com> wrote:

> From: Dan Chure <danchure@easilink.com>
> Subject: Re: More evidence of dinosaur colors
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Date: Monday, February 8, 2010, 7:14 AM
> Some time ago there was a short paper
> on the origin of ichthyosaur skin 
> impressions which described them as bacterial mats that
> just preserved 
> the outline of the skin.  Close up examination of the
> skin showed 
> abundant, close packed, rod-like bacteria.  In light
> of this new paper, 
> I wonder if those might not have been misidentified and
> careful restudy 
> might reveal something about the colors of those ancient
> marine 
> reptiles.  Might this study technique also be applied
> to that collection 
> of soft body weirdos known as the Burgess Shale fauna?
> Dan

Don't know the source, but I've heard there was a study on this exact subject. 
Apparently the conclusion was that the specimen was "toroise-shell brown" in 

~ Abyssal