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New insights into prehistoric fossils, published Wednesday, may one day help determine what the great dinosaurs looked like in real life.Scientists said they had uncovered the first-ever traces of pigment in reptile fossils – a dark hue found in three extinct deep-sea beasts distantly related to today's leatherback turtle.The next challenge will be to identify more pigments, helping paleontologists to reconstruct the coloring of extinct animals.The fossil tissue of all three extinct sea beasts contained very tightly packed pigment granules.
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