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Re: Flight of the Dodo (and solitaire)
At 10:54 AM 08/03/02 -0600, Williams, Tim wrote:
By the way, wasn't there a solitaire on Reunion too?
Recent work by Dowsett-Lemaire suggests that the solitaire of Reunion was
apparently a flightless ibis closely related to the Sacred Ibis of
Africa. Subfossil remains of the ibis are common on Reunion and dodo-like
remains quite absent, though early travellers who reported the "solitaire"
did not mention the ibis at all - suggesting that the two are identical.
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