Not much to say about it yet, but it's certainly interesting: phys.org/news/2013-04-scientis…
They're looking for melanosomes, so despite the article's speculation the scientists most probably aren't going to find any green. We still have quite a wide color palette to place bets on, though. And it's only a skin sample too, so unfortunately we won't know the animal's entire color scheme. But whatever their findings are, it'll give paleoartists a new starting point. If it's reddish, from now on we'll all make sure to include some red on our reconstructions of this particular species (which isn't identified in the article, though I'm assuming it's Edmontosaurus).
True green hadrosaur like Edmontosaurus? I hope it's gonna be.
Not only is green an extremely unlikely color to find in melanosome-based pigmentation, but I'm personally not fond of green dinosaurs anyway, so I won't mind at all if the findings reveal something other than green.
What are you inferring?
Basically that whatever melanosomes (grays, browns, dull red, orange and black) they find, it may also have had bright red, yellow, orange that would remain open to speculation.
That's amazing!! I'm guessing it'll be a sort of a reddish-brown.
I'm putting down for a yellowish orange.
I knew that this would happen someday! What I'm wondering is if there is success with this, I wonder if they will look at other specimens of mummified skin.