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This book provides the first full ecological history of the Mascarene Islands as well as the specific story of each extinct vertebrate. Illustrated by Julian Hume's superb colour illustrations. Seller Inventory More information about this seller Contact this seller. Book Description Yale University Press. The Mascarene Islands in the Indian Ocean were discovered in the s and found to be uninhabited. But they were home to giant tortoises, parrots, skinks, geckoes, burrowing boas, flightless rails and herons, and most famously, the dodo.

This provides the first full ecological history of each extinct vertebrate. There are many lessons to be learnt for future island management and restoration. Book Description Yale University Press, Brand New!. Seller Inventory VIB Dust Jacket Condition: New. Yale University Press, Color paintings, illustrations, maps, bibliography, index, pages. The first full ecological history of the Mascarene Islands.

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Publisher: Yale University Press , This specific ISBN edition is currently not available. However, no contextual information was recorded during early excavation efforts, and the majority of excavated material comprised larger dodo bones, almost all of which were unassociated. Our analysis of the deposits at this site provides the first detailed overview of the ecosystem inhabited by the dodo.

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The interplay of climatic and geological conditions led to the exceptional preservation of the animal and associated plant remains at the Mare aux Songes and provides a window into the past ecosystem of Mauritius. This interdisciplinary research approach provides an ecological framework for the dodo, complementing insights on its anatomy derived from the only associated dodo skeletons known, both of which were collected by Etienne Thirioux and are the primary subject of this memoir. Citation for this article: Rijsdijk, K. Hume, P. Meijer, A. Janoo, E.

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    Hume, and K. Rijsdijk eds. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 35 6, Supplement. The history of the dodo Raphus cucullatus and the penguin of Mauritius. Historical Biology 2: 65 — Indiana University Press , Bloomington , Indiana , pp. Strickland and Melville Strickland, H.

    The Dodo and Its Kindred. Reeve, Benham and Reeve , London , pp. We possess only the rude descriptions of unscientific voyagers, three or four oil paintings, and a few scattered osseous fragments, which have survived the neglect of two hundred years. The paleontologist has, in many cases, far better data for determining the zoological characters of a species which perished myriads of years ago, than those presented by a group of birds, several species of which were living in the reign of Charles the First.

    Scaled illustration by J. A , right lateral view of skull, covered with desiccated skin; B , desiccated skin covering from the left side of the face, dissected from the specimen in ; C , left lateral view of the skull and mandible with skin covering removed shown in B ; D , left scleral ossicles in lateral left and medial right view. This monograph, the third of its kind, complements two earlier monographic works on the subject, those of Strickland and Melville Strickland, H. On the osteology of the dodo Didus ineptus , Linn. Owen and W. Broderip eds. Taylor and Francis , London. All previous osteological work was based upon unassociated, composite skeletons, combining bones from many individuals and both sexes.

    Therefore, precise reconstructions based on associated skeletal elements of the dodo's physique, locomotion, and physiology were not possible Hume, Hume, J. Contrasting taphofacies in ocean island settings: the fossil record of Mascarene vertebrates ; pp. Alcover and P. Bove eds. Gill , P. Hume , and K. Dodo remains from an in situ context from Mare aux Songes , Mauritius. Naturwissenschaften — Fossil discoveries on Mauritius and Rodrigues ; pp.

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    Gerlach ed. Siri Scientific Press , Manchester , U. In this memoir Claessens et al. Hume , F.