The history of the Dodo Raphus cucullatus and the penguin of Mauritius

  title={The history of the Dodo Raphus cucullatus and the penguin of Mauritius},
  author={J. Hume},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  pages={69 - 93}
  • J. Hume
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Historical Biology
  • More has been written about the dodo Raphus cucullatus of Mauritius than any other bird. However, much of the information has been derived from few genuine but inadequate contemporary accounts and illustrations, yet a wealth of assumptions and over zealous mis-interpretation about dodos' ecology and morphology has taken place. Here all aspects of the dodo's ecological history, contemporary accounts and illustrations, importation of specimens and fossil record are examined, and evidence is… CONTINUE READING
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