The best-known member of the Raphidae was Raphus cucullatus, commonly known as the dodo, an extinct species of flightless bird. The dodo was discovered on the island of Mauritius in 1584, and was extinct around 1681.
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Information from Wikipedia including evolution, morphology, scientific classification and cause of extinction. Includes an illustration.
Raphus cucullatus (Dodo Bird)
Describes the biology, geographic occurrence, scientific classification, and brief history of this extinct bird. Includes an illustration.
Rodrigues Solitaire (Pezophaps solitaria)
Description and illustrations of this extinct relative of the dodo from the island of Rodrigues, Mauritius.
The Tragedy of the Dodo
David Reilly provides information on this extinct flightless bird, its anatomy and environmental impact. Includes illustrations, links and books.
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