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Dinosaur Sighting: A Stegosaurus of a Different Color

Is this what paleontologists see after having one too many?

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A hot pink Stegosaurus at the Dinosaur Ridge visitor's center. Photo courtesy David Schey.

I’ve seen plenty of roadside dinosaurs out here in the American West, and many of them come in muted shades of green and brown. There are a few exceptions to the rule, though, like this hot pink Stegosaurus spotted by reader David Schey at the Dinosaur Ridge visitors center in Morrison, Colorado. “Is this what paleontologists see after having one too many?” David wonders. I can confidently say, “no.” When I’ve had one too many, I see pink Allosaurus.

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Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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