Extinct animal colours revealed

Pigments detected in fossils, revealing previously unknown colours of extinct animals.
08 October 2015
Presented by Charis Lestrange


The original colour patterns of ancient animals can be determined through fossils.


Fossils have long been used to help us piece together the size and shape of extinct animals, but the colours of these animals has, until now, been something of a mystery. Now researchers from the University of Bristol have detected the chemical signatures of the original melanin pigments in ancient bat fossils. Charis Lestrange spoke with Jakob Vinther to hear how...


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