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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

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.

2006-01-08 09:30:00

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

2005-12-24 12:35:00

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A mass grave of dodos, the famous flightless bird whose name became synonymous with stupidity, has been uncovered in Mauritius, scientists said.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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