Having grown up with images of scaly featherless dinosaurs, I have to admit that its a little strange seeing my childhood favourites (Gallimimus, Struthiomimus, Compsognathus, Deinonychus, Oviraptor) re-constructed covered in feathers! And I'm still not quite used to it, even though the evidence for feathered dinos is quite clear. That is, until I saw these images today. Now it seems a lot more tangible, and lets be honest, pretty awesome!
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Dr Caitlin Syme is a palaeontologist who recently finished her PhD at The University of Queensland, studying the taphonomy (preservation state) of fossil non-avian dinosaurs, crocodiles and fish from the Winton Formation, Queensland, Australia. Think forensic science or CSI for fossils, and you're on the right track!
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