Headline Muse, 9/15

With a range of them all found together
The question’s now “how?” and not “whether”
And at last, you and I know
Our favorite dino
Was covered in pigmented feather!

Headline: Dinosaur feather evolution trapped in Canadian amber

Yeah, we knew already, but does this make the plastic dinosaurs I played with as a kid collectors items, or merely obsolete?


  1. Tim DeLaney says

    One can only imagine the reply of creationists / IDiots.

    “It’s only feathers. That is, er … um they were obviously of the feathered Kind.”

  2. says

    You can paint them with feather designs! Remember to include countershading, which seems almost universal. Banding and mottling also probably came in early.

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