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2014-07-17 16:04:51

The mysterious spotted green pigeon (Caloenas maculata) was a relative of the dodo, according to scientists who have examined its genetic make-up.

Elephant Bird Egg, Dodo Femur Up For Auction
2013-03-28 18:21:48

It isn’t something that anyone expects to find in an Easter Egg hunt this coming weekend, but a sub-fossilized egg from an extinct type of bird could reach a lofty price when it goes to auction

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2011-01-26 11:21:31

Research could rescue fragile ecosystems and halt complex cascade events.

2006-07-03 09:47:34

By Tim Cocks PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - Scientists who unearthed a mass dodo grave in Mauritius say they have found evidence showing the birds were killed by a natural disaster long before humans arrived on the Indian Ocean island.

2006-06-24 07:45:00

Scientists in Mauritius have said they have unearthed a wealth of dodo bones and other remains which could contain clues about how the giant bird became extinct.

2006-06-07 12:33:36

By Tim Cocks PLAINE MAGNIEN, Mauritius (Reuters) - How did the dodo die out? Scientists in Mauritius launched a project on Wednesday to discover why the giant bird became extinct.

2006-02-03 00:05:00

By Carey Gillam OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (Reuters) - The dodos came home to roost on Thursday in Kansas with the unveiling of a documentary film exploring the ongoing U.S. debate over how evolution should be taught to school children.

2006-02-03 00:05:00

The dodos came home to roost on Thursday in Kansas with the unveiling of a documentary film exploring the ongoing U.S. debate over how evolution should be taught to school children.

2006-01-08 09:30:00

Hidden in the depths of sugarcane plantations, the marshlands of Mare-aux-Songes have been forgotten for centuries


Latest Dodo Reference Libraries

Reunion Ibis, Threskiornis solitarius
2014-04-18 10:20:27

Reunion Ibis or Reunion Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis solitarius) is an extinct species of ibis that was native to the volcanic island of Reunion located in the Indian Ocean. The first sub-fossil remains were found in 1974, and the ibis was initially scientifically described in 1987. The closest relatives are the Malagasy Sacred Ibis, the Straw-necked Ibis and the African Sacred Ibis. Some travelers accounts from the 17th and the 18th centuries described a white colored bird that flew with...

Red Rail, Aphanapteryx bonasia
2013-10-02 13:35:50

The Red Rail (Aphanapteryx bonasia) is an extinct and flightless rail. It was native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius, east of Madagascar within the Indian Ocean. It had a close relative on Rodrigues Island, the likewise extinct Rodrigues Rail, with which it’s sometimes considered congeneric. Its relationship with other rail isn’t clear. Rails frequently evolve flightlessness when adapting to isolated islands. It was slightly larger than a chicken and had reddish and hair-like...

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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.