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tags: lories, Loriinae, Loriidae, ornithology, molecular biology, natural history museums A young pair of Meyer’s Lories (Lorikeets), Trichoglossus flavoviridis meyeri. Image: Iggino [larger view]. “Can you help us identify a mystery lory in our collection?” I was pleasantly surprised to find this email request from Donna Dittmann, Collections Manager and Museum Preparator for the Section…

tags: researchblogging.org, evolution, bird-dinosaur split, dinosaurs, birds, rocks-versus-clocks, fossil record, molecular clocks The first feathered dinosaur fossil found in China — Sinosauropteryx. The feathers can be seen in the dark line running along the specimen’s back. Image: Mick Ellison, AMNH [larger view] There is a lot of controversy among scientists regarding when modern birds first…