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Ancient sea reptiles were black, study suggests

  • 05-09-2019 12:23am
    Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor

    Study included ancient sea turtle, mosasaur and ichthyosaur. Apparently mosasaurs had a dark back and a light underbelly which is not surprising in an aquatic predator, whereas the ichthyosaurs were completely black.

    Not sure how accurate this may be... after all, if those are the melanosomes preserved, wouldn´t one expect to find only the black pigmentation? Or did I get something wrong?

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