Dinosaurs | Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries May 17, 2012 - Sept 12, 2012


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Ghostly Encounters

Fossils usually tell us about the inside of an animal: its bones, muscles and sometimes what it ate for dinner. It’s nearly impossible to learn much about how ancient animals looked on the outside. But some Liaoning fossils look like ghosts: the outside of the body is visible as well as the bones. Faint colors and patterns like stripes and spots—even the shading of the eyes—can sometimes be seen.