Preservation of Dinosaur Soft Tissue: An Update

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Fig. 2: Vascular canal from rib bone of Lufengosaurus showing protein infilling material (transparent), partly outside of the cut canal (red arrow), and microcrystals of hematite (dark) within the canal. Image from Lee et al., 2017, available at https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14220/figures/1 (CC BY 4.0).

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