The changing face of the dodo (Aves: Columbidae:Raphus cucullatus): iconography of the Walghvogel of Mauritius

@article{vanderGeer2021TheCF,
  title={The changing face of the dodo (Aves: Columbidae:Raphus cucullatus): iconography of the Walghvogel of Mauritius},
  author={Alexandra A.E. van der Geer and Leon P. A. M. Claessens and Kenneth F. Rijsdijk and George A. Lyras},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  year={2021},
  volume={34},
  pages={648 - 657}
}
ABSTRACT The dodo (Raphus cucullatus) was a large, flightless pigeon endemic to the island of Mauritius (Indian Ocean). Its unusual appearance was recorded in several 17th-century depictions of live or recently killed birds. It became extinct at the end of the 17th century, and in some subsequent accounts, it was even considered as non-existent. Dodo images became rare from the mid-17th century, but its inclusion in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland initiated a change… 

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