Added credence for a late Dodo extinction date

@article{Jackson2014AddedCF,
  title={Added credence for a late Dodo extinction date},
  author={Andrew P. Jackson},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={26},
  pages={699 - 701}
}
  • A. Jackson
  • Published 15 September 2014
  • History
  • Historical Biology
Considerable controversy surrounds the extinction date for the dodo (Raphus cucullatus), and the last uncontrovertibly confirmed sighting is ascribed to Volkert Evertsz on an islet off Mauritius in 1662. Nevertheless, both Roberts and Solow (2003), using a statistical technique, and Hume et al. (2004), drawing on Lamotius' hunting diaries (1685–1688), place the extinction date as late as 1690 and 1693, respectively. A well-known account of Benjamin Harry from 1681 seems to have been frequently… 
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