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In 2010, a groundbreaking study of the pigment-bearing melanosomes within those feathers revealed that Anchiornis had a black and gray body with white highlights and a red crest.
These include heme proteins, melanosomes, lipofuscin, and other chemicals.
The team couldn’t find any melanosomes in the new fossil, however, weakening the case for both camouflage and coloration, says Sandra Siljeström, an organic biochemist at the RISE institute in Boras, Sweden.
Vinther couldn’t find any melanosomes in Borealopelta’s skin.
This can be seen from the distribution in their fossils of pigment particles called melanosomes.
In 2010, researchers showed that those feathers still contained melanosomes, which give feathers their color.
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