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Pterosaurs Could Control Their Color Using Melanin Pigments

Paleontologists have examined the fossilized headcrest of Tupandactylus imperator, a species of tapejarid pterosaur that lived in north-eastern Brazil some 115 million years ago (Early Cretaceous epoch). Feathers are remarkable integumentary innovations that are intimately linked to the evolutionary success of birds and occur in diverse non-avian dinosaurs from the Middle Jurassic onwards. The early […]

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