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Microraptor's true blue colors

ScienceNews - Fri 9 Mar 12

Dinosaur had black iridescent feathers

Tiny dino had flashy feathers

ABC Science - Thu 8 Mar 12

FOSSIL FEATHER FIND: US and Chinese researchers have found the oldest evidence of iridescent black feathers in a dinosaur the size of a small crow that perched in forest tree branches 130 million ...

A shiny dinosaur -four-winged Microraptor gets colour and gloss

Discover Magazine - Thu 8 Mar 12

For the longest time, artists could only speculate about what dinosaurs ...

A shiny dinosaur -four-winged Microraptor gets colour and gloss, Discover Magazine - Thu 8 Mar 12

Microraptor's glossy black feather coat reconstructed

Newscientist - Thu 8 Mar 12

The unusual four-winged dinosaur was coated with dark iridescent feathers – not all of them used for flight, it seems

ScienceShot: Flashy Feathers

Science Now - Thu 8 Mar 12

Microraptor's plumage was likely black and iridescent

Four-winged dinosaur's feathers were black with iridescent sheen

Phys.org - Thu 8 Mar 12

A team of American and Chinese researchers has revealed the color and detailed feather pattern of Microraptor, a pigeon-sized, four-winged dinosaur that lived about 130 million years ago. The ...

Four-winged dinosaur's feathers were black with iridescent sheen, ScienceDaily - Thu 8 Mar 12

Tiny four-winged dinosaur sported shimmery black feathers

FOXNews - Mon 12 Mar 12

A new fossil of a four-winged dinosaur about the size of a pigeon shows he apparently sported quite the costume, complete with glossy black feathers and a tail tipped with a pair of decorative ...

Tiny Four-Winged Dinosaur Sported Shimmery Black Feathers, Livescience - Thu 8 Mar 12

Pictures: Dinosaur's Flashy Feathers Revealed

National Geographic - Fri 9 Mar 12

Microraptors--four-winged, feathered dinosaurs that lived 125 million years ago--sported Earth's oldest known iridescence, a new study says.

Glossy plumage of Microraptor shows feathers evolved for courtship

Daily Mail - Fri 9 Mar 12

Scientists from the American Museum of Natural History's Division of Paleontology revealed the colour and feather pattern of Microraptor, which lived 130m years ago.

Dinosaur's feathers 'for show'

BBC Science News - Fri 9 Mar 12

Researchers have found that the Microraptor had black feathers with a blue tint - much like a modern-day crow - suggesting the plumage was used to attract mates.

Tiny Dinosaur Sported Shimmery Feathers

Discovery.com - Thu 8 Mar 12

The pigeon-sized dino lived about 130 million years ago.

Reconstructed: a Dinosaur With Four Iridescent Wings

Popular Science - Thu 8 Mar 12

Reconstruction of Microraptor Jason Brougham, American Museum of Natural HistoryMicroraptors like these used to roam the Earth Dinosaur fans have barely recovered from the revelation that some ...

Earliest Fossil of Iridescent Dinosaur Feathers Reveals New Behavior Clues

Voice of America - Fri 9 Mar 12

Scientists say winged Microraptor with glossy feathers likely flashed their plumage to attract a mate, like modern ancestors

Dino feathers about mating, not flying?

UPI - Fri 9 Mar 12

BEIJING, March 9 (UPI) -- The feathers of a winged dinosaur that lived about 130 million years ago may have been more about attracting a mate than flight, researchers say.

Earliest Feathers Were Evolved to Attract Mates

Laboratory Equipment - Fri 9 Mar 12

The detailed feather pattern and color of Microraptor suggest the importance of display in the early evolution of feathers, say scientists.

Birdlike dinos wore basic black with glossy touch

AP - Thu 8 Mar 12

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It seems dinosaurs can look sharp in basic black, even downright iridescent....

Meet the dinosaur that looks like a crow

Mongabay.com - Thu 8 Mar 12

The more we discover about dinosaurs, the more these "terrible lizards" resemble otherworldly birds. None more so than the microraptor, which paleontologists have meticulously reconstructed ...

Pimped out dinosaurs got the babes

Science Blog - Fri 9 Mar 12

The detailed feather pattern and color of Microraptor–a pigeon-sized, four-winged dinosaur that lived about 120 million years ago–had a glossy iridescent sheen. Its tail was narrow ...

Iridescent, feathered dinosaur offers fresh evidence that feathers evolved to attract mates

Labspaces.net - Fri 9 Mar 12

A team of American and Chinese researchers has revealed the detailed feather pattern and color of Microraptor, a pigeon-sized, four-winged dinosaur that lived about 120 million years ago. A ...

Iridescent, feathered dinosaur offers fresh evidence that feathers evolved to attract mates, e! Science News - Thu 8 Mar 12
Iridescent, feathered dinosaur offers fresh evidence that feathers evolved to attract mates, ScienceDaily - Thu 8 Mar 12

Iridescent, feathered dinosaur: New evidence that feathers evolved to attract mates

Eurekalert - Fri 9 Mar 12

The detailed feather pattern and color of Microraptor -- a pigeon-sized, four-winged dinosaur that lived about 120 million years ago -- had a glossy iridescent sheen.Its tail was narrow and ...

Microraptor Had Black, Iridescent Feathers, Scientists Report

RedOrbit - Fri 9 Mar 12

A four-winged, feathered dinosaur that was the size of a pigeon and lived approximately 130 million years ago had black feathers with an iridescent sheen, a team of US and Chinese researchers ...