Friday, July 23, 2010
During the last few days we have found a good amount of preserved dinosaur skin. This skin gives us a glimpse of how these creatures may have looked. Dinosaur skin was not scaly or overlaping. It was more like the skin of a Monitor Lizard....rough and bumpy. When good pieces of skin are found the texture and skin patterns can be imagined. Color is always something else people have thought about as well. There is new research being done that could provide a few answers on color. Good skin samples may contain remnants of chromatophores or pigment cell remains. By studying the shape and size of these cells and comparing them to modern animals we someday could be able to know what color dinosaurs were.