The Morphology of the Thirioux dodos

@article{Claessens2015TheMO,
  title={The Morphology of the Thirioux dodos},
  author={Leon P. A. M. Claessens and Hanneke J. M. Meijer and Julian P. Hume},
  journal={Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology},
  year={2015},
  volume={35},
  pages={187 - 29}
}
ABSTRACT Despite its status as an icon of extinction and relatively recent disappearance, our knowledge of the anatomy of the dodo has been hampered by a scarcity of preserved remains. The handful of dodo relics that survive from collections made prior to the bird's extinction consist solely of cranial and pedal materials, whereas other dodo skeletons preserved in museum collections are incomplete composites, constructed from subfossil skeletal remains discovered since 1865 at the Mare aux… 
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