Dodo remains from an in situ context from Mare aux Songes, Mauritius

  title={Dodo remains from an in situ context from Mare aux Songes, Mauritius},
  author={Hanneke J. M. Meijer and Arike Gill and Perry G. B. de Louw and Lars W. Hoek Ostende and Julian P. Hume and Kenneth F. Rijsdijk},
Since 2005, excavations at Mare aux Songes, Mauritius, have revealed the presence of a very rich, ∼4,200-year-old fossil bone bed including dodo (Raphus cucullatus) bones and bone fragments. The recently excavated dodo assemblage comprises at least 17 individuals and is characterised by the presence of small and fragile skeletal elements, a dominance of leg elements and an absence of juveniles. The hydrology of the area suggests that dodos, like many other species, were probably lured to Mare… 

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