Provenance and history of the Thirioux dodos

  title={Provenance and history of the Thirioux dodos},
  author={Leon P A M Claessens and J. Hume},
  journal={Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology},
  pages={21 - 28}
  • Leon P A M Claessens, J. Hume
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
  • ABSTRACT The exact provenance of the two associated dodo skeletons collected in the vicinity of Port Louis, Mauritius, around the turn of the 19th century is shrouded in mystery, as well as their collector, the amateur naturalist and barber Louis Etienne Thirioux (1846–1917). The most complete specimen resides in the Mauritius Institute, Port Louis, whereas the second, which is a partial composite, is in the Durban Natural Science Museum (South Africa). Early correspondence between Thirioux and… CONTINUE READING


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