125 Million year mohawk

A team of researchers in China and the UK have found what was perhaps the first mohawk from 125 million years ago.

The Sinosauropteryx (Sine-oh-saur-aph-ter-ix) was a small carnivorous dinosaur with a ridge of ginger-coloured feathers along its back and a stripey tail.

The team used the remains of a fossilised bird and the dinosaur to determine structures which once held the ginger-coloured pigment. This is the first time researchers have been able to determine colour from dinosaur feathers.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News


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