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Sinosauropteryx by James Robins (2010)
The sinosauropteryx was the first dinosaur to have its color scientifically proven after pigment-bearing organelles called melanosomes were found in its fossilized protofeathers. Not only does the image of a feathered dinosaur conflict with the popular image of a scaly, leathery dinosaur, but the bright yellow color also disrupts the cliche that dinosaurs are colored with muted grays and browns.
Image via National Geographic
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Yutyrannus huali (2016)
The yutyrannus huali, meaning "feathered tyrant," is the largest known dinosaur to be found with direct evidence of feathers. This image, of a massive, feathered beast, back horizontal, in motion and angry, is a far cry from the lethargic leathery lizards of the 1800s. But even still, this isn't how most modern people picture dinosaurs. The yutyrannus is a cousin to the T-Rex, and its this connection that led scientists to infer that the most famous dinosaur in the world was likely feathered as well, an image that most people probably wouldn't accept if it showed up in the next Jurassic Park. Still, whether people believe it or not, this is the most accurate depiction of dinosaurs science has ever offered.
Photo by by AMNH/R. Mickens, National Geographic