UV photograph of Scipionyx samniticus
#LLL# UV photograph of Scipionyx samniticus. The bones appear opaque brown and the soft tissues fluoresce in colours varying from white gold to blue-indigo. The dark halo in the thorax derives from the decay of liver, spleen and heart.
#LLL# Map of the soft tissues preserved in Scipionyx, obtained by combining observations under optical microscopy, ultraviolet light and scanning electron microscopy.
(Marco Auditore, © Museo di Storia Naturale di Milano)