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Morphological and Geochemical Evidence of Eumelanin Preservation in the Feathers of the Early Cretaceous Bird, Gansus yumenensis

  • Holly E. Barden mail,

    holly.barden@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

    Affiliation: School of Earth Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and Williamson Research Centre for Molecular Environmental Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Roy A. Wogelius,

    Affiliation: School of Earth Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and Williamson Research Centre for Molecular Environmental Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Daqing Li,

    Affiliation: Gansu Geological Museum, Lanzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Phillip L. Manning,

    Affiliations: School of Earth Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and Williamson Research Centre for Molecular Environmental Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Nicholas P. Edwards,

    Affiliation: School of Earth Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and Williamson Research Centre for Molecular Environmental Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Bart E. van Dongen

    Affiliation: School of Earth Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and Williamson Research Centre for Molecular Environmental Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 13, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025494
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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