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Fossils

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In a first, researchers identify reddish coloring in an ancient fossil: X-rays reveal an extinct mouse was dressed in brown to reddish fur on its back and sides and had a tiny white tummy

Researchers have for the first time detected chemical traces of red pigment in an ancient fossil -- an exceptionally well-preserved mouse, not unlike today's field mice, that roamed the fields of what is now the German village of Willershausen around 3 million years ago.

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