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Color of 10-Million-Year-Old Snake Revealed

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The fossilized remains of a snake that lived 10 million years ago don't look very colorful to the naked eye today. But preserved within are cell structures that revealed to scientists the colors that would have dappled its skin while the animal was alive.

Though the pigment grains held within the snake's cells were long gone when scientists discovered the fossil, the cell shapes resembled several types of pigment cells in modern snakes that contain various kinds of color information.

http://www.livescien...-snakeskin.html

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MissJatti

so we should know in the distant future that a t-rex colour was purple or pink or.....

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BeastieRunner

so we should know in the distant future that a t-rex colour was purple or pink or.....

We already know they sounded like chickens. Might as well fully emasculate the myth with purple Rexes!

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Gecks

Would make sense that they were similar colours to modern day reptiles anyhow to promote blending into nature

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manticor225

10 million year old snake skin color resembles modern snake skin color.

Shocking.

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Dark_Grey

10 million year old snake skin color resembles modern snake skin color.

Shocking.

"If it ain't broke..."

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