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Keratin and melanosomes preserved in 130-million-year-old bird fossil

New research has found evidence of original keratin and melanosome preservation in a 130-million-year-old Eoconfuciusornis specimen. The work extends the timeframe in which original molecules may preserve, and demonstrates the ability to distinguish between ancient microstructures in fossils. Paleontology News … Continue reading

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