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University of Groningen A review of the Dodo and its Ecosystem Rijsdijk,

  title={University of Groningen A review of the Dodo and its Ecosystem Rijsdijk,},
  author={Julian P. Hume and Perry G. B. de Louw and Hanneke J. M. Meijer and 44 Anwar Janoo and Erik J. de Boer and Lorna Steel and John de Vos and Laura van der Sluis and Henry Hooghiemstra and François Benjamin Vincent Florens and Cl{\'a}udia B Aider and Tamara J. J. Vernimmen and Pieter Baas and Anneke H. Heteren and Vikash Rupear and Gorah Beebeejaun and Alan Grihault and Hans van der Plicht and 15 Marijke Besselink and Juli{\"e}n K. Lubeek and M. N. Jansen and Sjoerd J. Kluiving and Hege Ingjerd Hollund and Beth Shapiro and Matthew James Collins and Mike Buckley and Ranjith M. Jayasena and Nicolas Porch and Rene Floore and FRANS P. M. Bunnik and Andrew Biedlingmaier and Jennifer Lea Vitt and Gregory Monfette and Anna Kimelblatt and Adrienne Randall and Pieter Floore and Leon P. A. M. Claessens}
The dodo Raphus cucullatus Linnaeus, 1758, an extinct and flightless, giant pigeon endemic to Mauritius, has fascinated people since its discovery, yet has remained surprisingly poorly known. Until the mid-19th century, almost all that was known about the dodo was based on illustrations and written accounts by 17th century mariners, often of questionable accuracy. Furthermore, only a few fragmentary remains of dodos collected prior to the bird's extinction exist. Our understanding of the dodo's… 

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