Posts tagged with ‘taxonomy’

Harry’s advent calendar of birds, day 17: Green-tailed Sunbird

Still on the dinosaur thing, because it is genuinely fascinating, I think. Yesterday I picked a bird that looked like a bit like a dinosaur to illustrate the point, but of course they’re all evolved from dinosaurs, even ones like the Long-tailed Tit, or thisĀ Green-tailed Sunbird: And it’s not a distant relationship, in evolutionary terms; […]

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Top 10 New Species – 2009 | International Institute for Species Exploration 'Each year the IISE announces a list of the Top 10 New Species for the preceding calendar year. The Top 10 New Species described in 2008, are listed below with links to additional details about each species.' (del.icio.us tags: taxonomy )

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Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): Early Birds Shake Up Avian Tree of Life via Pharyngula/Tangled Bank, exciting parrot/falcon/songbird news! 'This analysis effectively redraws avian phylogeny, or family tree, thus shaking up our current understanding of the early, or "deep", evolutionary relationships of birds.' (del.icio.us tags: phylogeny birds evolution taxonomy )