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Most dinosaur fossils are the bones and the teeth of the animal and it's very rare when you get soft parts of the animals like skin and muscles preserved it takes a very special environmental circumstances but occasionally where you're in the right environment, that lacks oxygen for the organisms that help decomposed the soft tissues, you can get skin impressions preserved for dinosaurs and it shows that dinosaur skin was often kind of bumpy almost scaly in a sense. Our best representation of what dinosaur skin is like is take a look at living dinosaur skin. iI mean the foot on a chicken actually has scales and it appears, I think just like, what the skin of most of the non-bird dinosaurs would've looked like. So it's not tough and rough like you know most lizards or crocodile things, it's actually very soft very very pliable and very elastic