I still remember the first book I read that pointed out that we don’t actually know what color dinosaurs were. We have their bones and by reconstructing them we can create a reasonable approximation of how they might have looked. But we have very few impressions of their skin and no actual surviving skin to look at. Maybe dinosaurs were purple, or pink or blue and red with orange highlights.
Now I do know that logically it is pretty safe to assume that dinosaurs had similar coloring to todays alligators and crocodiles and lizards. They were probably going for the ever-stylish camouflage look.
But what if they weren’t? Nature throws some weird colors in there sometimes. Just take a look at tropical frogs and butterflies and flamingos. Those guys have some serious color going on.
Speaking of flamingos, aren’t dinosaurs related to birds? Birds and color go hand in hand. So what if we imagine that dinosaurs were colorful? What if we imagine the prehistoric landscape speckled with radiating colors?
Doesn’t it make our lives today just a little more colorful?
Rainbow dinosaurs are just so much more fun.
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