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"Rainbow" Dinosaur


These days, a new feathered dinosaur may seem like just another addition to the growing catalog of these ancient beasts. But the latest fossil wasn’t just feathered, it was delightfully colorful.
Sublimely preserved, the critter ​was dubbed ​Caihong juji, which is Mandarin for “rainbow with a big crest,” in tribute to the microscopic structures in the fossil that suggest this Jurassic dino sported a coat of iridescent feathers, Michael Greshko reports for National Geographic.

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