Wednesday, 13 February 2008

What colour were the dinosaurs?


I've previously mentioned Aidan Potts' brilliant children's science book Uneversaurus - it takes the question of dinosaur colour and uses it to explore the role of colour in animal evolution. This week's episode of The Material World on BBC Radio 4 was on the same topic. Happily for Aidan's book, scientists are no nearer to definitive answers on the colour of dinosaurs, though they may be able to detect patterning on dinosaur skin, and also deduce colour on some animals with exoskeletons - that means shells, sonny. You can read details of the programme here.

Uneversaurus © Aidan Potts

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