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Cretaceous bird expert to speak March 23 at Museum of the Rockies

March 10, 2006 -- From MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- Luis Chiappe, an international expert on the transition from theropod dinosaurs to birds, will speak on the evolution of birds at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman.

"He is probably the world's foremost expert on Cretaceous birds," said Frankie Jackson, a Montana State University paleontologist who has worked with Chiappe on digs near Ekalaka and in Argentina.

Chiappe, from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, has also studied some of the early feathered dinosaurs from China.

Chiappe's lecture is free and open to the public.

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or