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Topic: Rodrigues Solitaire


  
  Rodrigues Solitaire - Pezohaps solitaria
Rodrigues Solitaire Pezophaps solitaria was endemic to Rodrigues, Mauritius, from where it is known from numerous historical accounts, with those of Leguat in 1708 providing particularly rich detail, and many bones.
The Rodriguez Solitaire is known from a large number of bones found on the island of Rodriguez in the Indian Ocean.
The closest relatives of the Rodriguez Solitaire are the
www.encyclopedia.mu /Nature/Fauna/Birds/Extinct/Solitaire.htm   (332 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Rodrigues
Raimundo António Rodrigues Serrão, Portuguese colonial governor of Portuguese Guinea.
Vasco António Martínez Rodrigues, Portuguese colonial governor of Portuguese Guinea.
Rodrigues (or, incorrectly, Rodriguez) is one of the Mascarene Islands and a dependency of Mauritius.
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 Rodrigues Solitaire
The Rodrigues Solitaire (Pezophaps solitaria) was a flightless member of the pigeon family endemic to Rodrigues, Mauritius.
It was a close relative of the Dodo, and of the Nicobar Pigeon.
Solitaires are distinguished by an unusual large, gnarled knob of bone at the base of the thumb.
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 Science Fair Projects - Rodrigues Solitaire
The Rodrigues Solitaire (Pezophaps solitaria) was a flightless member of the pigeon family endemic to Rodrigues, Mauritius.
Solitaires are distinguished by an unusual large, gnarled knob of bone at the base of the thumb.
Observations of the solitaire indicate that breeding pairs were highly territorial; presumably they settled disputes by striking each other with the wings.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Rodrigues_Solitaire   (360 words)

  
 Rodrigues
Rodrigues (109 km²) is located 574km east of Mauritius and the smallest and reputedly the youngest of the Mascarene Islands with rocks being dated at only 1.5million years old.
Rodrigues is the only Mascarene Island with extensive limestone deposits, and is surrounded by a large fringing reef that encloses eighteen small islets.
Rodrigues formerly contained at least 12 species of endemic bird, including the famous flightless Solitaire (Pezophaps solitaria), two species of giant tortoise, two species of day geckos, two species of night geckos, an unidentified lizard and one endemic bat.
www.phelsumania.com /public/biogeography/mascarenes/rodrigues.html   (964 words)

  
 Recently Extinct Animals - Species Info - Rodrigues Solitaire
The Rodriguez solitaire was endemic to the island of Rodriguez.
Rodriguez (or Rodrigues) is one of the Mascarene Islands and a dependency of Mauritius.
Two (also extinct) nearest relatives of the Rodriguez solitaire which lived also on the Mascarenes, were the Réunion Solitaire (Raphus solitarius) which lived on the island Réunion and the famous dodo (Raphus cucullatus) which lived on the island Mauritius.
www.petermaas.nl /extinct/speciesinfo/rodriguessolitaire.htm   (715 words)

  
 Moris/Dodo : Dodo and solitaires, myiths and reality
Rodrigues island, most recent of the three Mascarenes, rose from the sea 1.5 million years ago at 19°40 S and 63°25 E from volcanic activity at the meeting point of the African, Australian and Antarctic tectonic plates.
In 1786, the bones of the Rodrigues Solitaire were discovered in some deep cal­carenite caves at the western tip of the island and described by Strickland and Melville in 1849.
He had reported: "their food is but worms and filth it takes over or in the soil." In comparison the Rodrigues Solitaire's bill was shorter, wider (2.6 cm) and sharper, well adapted to tearing open fibrous fruits, which went with a muscular gizzard and the presence of a gizzard stone as in the Dodo.
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 Ile Rodrigues, Rodrigues, bungalows, hotels, appartements, gites, chambres d'hotes - cap soleil mauritius
Ile Rodrigues, Rodrigues, bungalows, hotels, appartements, gites, chambres d'hotes - cap soleil mauritius
L'Ile Rodrigues, c'est la nature à l'état pur.
Nous nous chargeons de votre vol entre Maurice et Rodrigues.
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 USATODAY.com - Dodo, a funny face, a funny name, a tragic end   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The closest living relative of the dodo and the solitaire is the Nicobar pigeon, from the Nicobar Islands and nearby Southeast Asia, the authors say.
Examination of the DNA of the extinct and modern birds showed that the dodo and the solitaire are indeed the closest relatives in terms of the degree of likeness of their genetic information.
Since both the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues are in the Indian Ocean, you might think that the dodo and the solitaire split into two different species after they had inhabited the two islands.
www.usatoday.com /news/science/biology/2002-02-28-dodo.htm   (878 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Rodrigues Solitaire
The exact date is somewhat difficult to determine: there exist a few reports of "solitaires" from the Mascarenes without mention of which island these came from, and the term was also used for other species with "solitary" habits, such as the enigmatic oiseau bleu and the "Réunion Solitaire.
The dodo and the Rodrigues Solitaire, collectively termed didines, consititute what is best interpreted as a subfamily Raphinae in the pigeon family, although often, they are considered a full-fledged family Raphidae.
Biogeography suggests that the ancestors of the dodo and solitaire indeed derived from some ancient form in the Indo-Australian pigeon lineage(s), but until genes are sequenced that give a less ambiguous picture, the evolutionary connection between the Raphinae and the Nicobar Pigeon must remain a hypothesis not too well supported by the available data.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Rodrigues Rail was a plump, flightless rail with bright gray plumage - probably an effect caused by fine grey and white mottling or vermiculations like on a mallard drake's flanks - and conspicuous red bill, feet and eye wattles.
It seems to have occurred mainly in the coastal forests of the island, as the larger and more conspicuous Rodrigues Solitaire, which preferred the deep inland forests, was still seen after the rail's extinction.
Although the Rodrigues Rail managed to hold its own against the rats that had been accidentally introduced in the late 17th century and multiplied by the time of Leguat's visit, it was unable to withstand the persecution by humans.
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 Rodrigues Island (Mauritius)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
According to the Rodrigues Regional Assembly website, this motto is a testimony of the pride of the Rodriguan people to live in an autonomous island and their determination to construct the country’s destiny in harmony and solidarity for the welfare of everyone within the Republic of Mauritius.
Rodrigues Island is an integral part of the Mauritian territory.
Recognising the specificities of Rodrigues and the need to decentralize the National Assembly voted unanimously on 20 November 2001 the Acts which granted autonomy to the island.
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 Rodrigues Solitaire
Rodrigues Solitaire - Pezophaps solitaria: Rodrigues Solitaire Pezophaps solitaria.
Biodiversity: The Reunion solitaire is classified as Raphus solitarius, and the Rodrigues solitaire as Pezophaps solitaria.
Raphus cucullatus:...http://www.encyclopedia.mu/Nature/Fauna/Birds/Extinct/Solitaire.htm Rodrigues Solitaire - Pezohaps solitaria: The closest relatives of the Rodriguez Solitaire...
www.specieslist.com /endangered/common_name/QR/Rodrigues_Solitaire.shtml   (1155 words)

  
 Dodo
With the popularity of the book, the dodo became a household word: "as dead as a dodo." The character was named Dodo.
Two similar dodo-like species were reported by sailors to be living on islands near Mauritius: in 1613 the Réunion Solitaire (or White Dodo), Raphus solitarius on Réunion, and in 1691 the Rodrigues Solitaire, Pezophaps solitarius on Rodrigues.
No evidence has ever been found to support the existence of the Réunion Solitaire, and ornithologists now believe that the bird actually seen was the Réunion Flightless Ibis Threskiornis solitarius, which is also now extinct.
www.starrepublic.org /encyclopedia/wikipedia/d/do/dodo.html   (784 words)

  
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Rodrigues, named for Portuguese explorer Diogo Rodrigues, is one of the Mascarene Islands and a dependency of Mauritius.
It is argued that because on May 30th 1814, Britain dubbed Rodrigues a dependency of the colony of Mauritius, and administered it as part of the island of Mauritius, it automatically became an integral and indivisible territory of Mauritius.
Rodrigues is a volcanic island arising from a ridge along the edge of the Mascarene Plateau.
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 info: Rodrigues_Solitaire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rodrigues Solitaire - Pezophaps solitariaDescription and illustrations of this extinct Dodo relative from the island of Rodrigues, Mauritius.
Rodrigues Solitaire - Pezohaps solitariaRodrigues Solitaire Pezophaps solitaria was endemic to Rodrigues Island (Mauritius), from where it...
Rodrigues SolitaireThe Rodriguez Solitaire is known from a large number of bones found on the island of Rodriguez in the Indian Ocean.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Rodrigues Solitaire (Pezophaps solitaria) was a flightless member of the pigeon order endemic to Rodrigues, Mauritius.
The dodo and the Rodrigues Solitaire, collectively termed didines, consititute what is best interpreted as a subfamily Raphinae in the pigeon family, although often, they are considered a full-fledged family Raphidae.
Biogeography suggests that the ancestors of the dodo and solitaire indeed derived from some ancient form in the Indo-Australian pigeon lineage(s), but until genes are sequenced that give a less ambiguous picture, the evolutionary connection between the Raphinae and the Nicobar Pigeon must remain a hypothesis not too well supported by the available data.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Rodrigues_Solitaire   (740 words)

  
 Dodo Stamps
Two bird species closely related to the dodo also became extinct: the Reunion solitaire by 1746, and the Rodrigues solitaire by 1790.
This stamp is one of a set of fifteen stamps depicting birds of Mauritius.
This stamp depicts the Rodrigues Solitaire, a close relative of the dodo.
www.pibburns.com /cryptost/dodo.htm   (588 words)

  
 Rodrigues Solitaire - Definition, explanation
The Rodrigues Solitaire (Pezophaps solitaria) was a flightless member of the pigeon family endemic to Rodrigues, Mauritius.
The Rodrigues Solitaire probably became extinct sometime in the 1760s.
this extinct Dodo relative from the island of Rodrigues, Mauritius.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/r/ro/rodrigues_solitaire.php   (288 words)

  
 Dodo Bird History, Pictures, Extinction
The Dodo and Solitaire were so heavily modified for their island habitats (eg large, flightless) that it is very difficult to determine their evolutionary history by looking at their morphology (shape, e.g.
The DNA showed that the closest living relative to the Dodo and Solitaire was the Nicobar pigeon, from southeast Asia - and that the next nearest relatives were the crowned pigeons of New Guinea, and the unusual tooth-billed pigeon of Samoa.
However, Mauritius and Rodrigues islands are much younger (8 and 1.5 million years respectively), implying that the Dodo and Solitaire used the now sunken island chain as stepping-stones.
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 dodo-solitaire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was one of four flightless pigeons: the Mauritius, Common or Brown Dodo (Raphus cucullatus), the much-debated Reunion White Dodo (Victoriornis imperialis), the Reunion Solitaire (was Ornithaptera solitarius, currently Theskiornis solitarius) and the Rodrigues Solitaire (Pezohaps solitarius).
At the base of its bill it has a fl band (a trait found on the Rodrigues solitaire!) suggesting that it was not painted from life.
Several solitaire skeletons were unearthed on Rodrigues in 1875; these included the "widow's peak" and the "musket-ball wingclappers" described by Leguat.
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 Ibises - info and games
It is probably the same bird discovered by Portuguese sailors there in 1613 and, until recently, assumed by biologists to be a member of the solitaire family and called the "Réunion Solitaire" (Raphus solitarius), classified as a relative of the Dodo.
Classification Confusion: That bird was at various times classified as Victoriornis imperialis (the "Réunion Solitaire" or "White Dodo" of descriptions and paintings - the latter obviously show an albino dodo from Mauritius) and Borbonibis latipes (from the first ibis bones found, before a connection to the solitaire reports had been made).
The confusion can be explained by the fact that solitaire was used by the writers of the descriptions as a descriptive term regarding to a birds' solitary habits, which the ibis happened to share with the Rodrigues Solitaire, but was interpreted by the scientists as an indication of a taxonomic relationship.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /content/animals/animals/birds/ibis.htm   (1061 words)

  
 Rodrigues
Located in the Indian Ocean, Rodrigues is the smallest of the three islands of the Mascarene Archipelago, the two others being Mauritius and Reunion.
Rodrigues, 108 km2, is crossed from east to west with mountains, the highest peak, Mont Limon, reaching 393 metres.
Birds which can be found in Rodrigues are, amongst others, the fruit-eating bat, the warbler and the “foude”.
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 Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rodrigues was discovered in 1645 by the Portuguese, and from 1691-93 it was occupied by the Dutch.
On February 4, 2003, Serge Clair became the Chief Commissioner of Rodrigues, and the Chief Executive of the newly established island council when the island obtained its autonomy.
The coral reef of Rodrigues is of particular interest due to it having to self-seed.
simple.seowaste.com /Rodrigues   (313 words)

  
 Dodo
Two similar dodo-like species were reported by sailors to be living on islands near Mauritius: in 1613 the Réunion Solitaire (or White Dodo), Raphus solitarius on Réunion, and in 1691 the Rodrigues Solitaire, Pezophaps solitarius on Rodrigues.
No evidence has ever been found to support the existence of the Réunion Solitaire, and ornithologists now believe that the bird actually seen was the Réunion Flightless Ibis Threskiornis solitarius, which is also now extinct.
Recently, scientists discovered that a species of tree on Mauritius, the dodo tree, was dying out.
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