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Caption: This is an artist's illustration of Microraptors with iridescent plumage. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the March 9, 2012, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Quanguo Li at the Beijing Museum of Natural History in Beijing, China, and colleagues was titled, "Reconstruction of Microraptor and the Evolution of Iridescent Plumage."
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