Also dinosaurs may have worn on the "red gene" shows the new studies.
It is not impossible that any of the major växtätarna walked around with a knallröd body, " says Staffan Andersson, professor in ecological zoology, university of Gothenburg, one of the scientists who participated in the study.
the Gene, which the researchers in the spring identified with the zebrafink, is the reason that some birds can convert the yellow carotenoid – födopigment – to the red.
the research team from Cambridge and Gothenburg, have now found the same gene in a species of turtle with red spots on the shell.
Anything that would indicate that the gene is significantly older than previously thought.
" All dinosaurs, not just those that evolved into modern birds, coming from the same ancestor.