Striped Fossil Feather and Recent Woodpecker Feather (image) Yale University Share Print E-Mail Caption Striped fossil feather and recent woodpecker feather. Under the scanning electron microscope there are melanosomes in the dark but not the light areas (left arrows) of the fossil. For comparison, melanosomes from a broken black feather and a white feather are shown (right arrows). Credit J.Vinther/Yale Usage Restrictions Use only with credit given Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.