Scientists discovered a “rainbow” dinosaur fossil in northeastern China and determined the Jurassic Period creature had colorful and iridescent feathers, according to a Monday Reuters report.

The discovery from China’s Hebei Province “suggests a more colorful Jurassic World than we previously imagined,” said Evolutionary biologist Chad Eliason of the Field Museum in Chicago.

Scientists used powerful microscopes to examine the fossil of a crow-sized dinosaur and named it “Caihong juji,” the Mandarin phrase for “rainbow with a big chest,” according to a Nature Magazine study published online Jan. 15.

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