View Full Version : A Rosy View: Dinosaurs Likely Saw Shades of Red

08-03-2016, 12:50 PM
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/rosy-view-dinosaurs-likely-saw-shades-red-180141123.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/tQMDugZkSvytL3.7YUVAmg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PT EzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/News/LiveScience.com/Unescoceratops-koppelhusaei-Gryphoceratops-morrisoni.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="A Rosy View: Dinosaurs Likely Saw Shades of Red" align="left" title="A Rosy View: Dinosaurs Likely Saw Shades of Red" border="0" /></a>Dinosaurs likely had a gene that gave them a double win red coloring and the ability to see the color red, a new study finds. This so-called "red gene" gives living dinosaur relatives, including birds and turtles, red coloring on their bodies and the ability to see more colors within the red spectrum than people can see, the researchers said. The gene, called CYP2J19, allows birds and turtles to convert yellow pigments they eat into red hues on their bodies, shells or beaks.</p><br clear="all"/>