The Oxford Dodo. Part 2: from curiosity to icon and its role in displays, education and research

  title={The Oxford Dodo. Part 2: from curiosity to icon and its role in displays, education and research},
  author={Małgosia Nowak-Kemp and Julian P. Hume},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  pages={296 - 307}
Abstract The Tradescant or Oxford Dodo has played an important role in exhibition and education throughout its 360-year history, and has been the subject of scientific research reflecting changing interests and techniques over this time. Due to confusion over its relationships, its placement in the classification systems continually changed, until the dissection in 1847 of the head and foot confirmed its columbid (pigeons and doves) affinities. Here, we describe the dissection of the head and… 
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