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dc.contributor.authorvan Grouw, Hein
dc.identifier.citationHein van Grouw (2014) The Spotted green pigeon Caloenas maculata: as dead as a Dodo, but what else do we know about it?. Bull. B.O.C. 2014 134(4): 291-301en_US
dc.description.abstractDescribed in 1783 and since then re-examined by many notable ornithologists, the single specimen known as the ‘Spotted Green Pigeon’ Caloenas maculata in the collections of the World Museum, Liverpool, has always been a mystery. No-one has ever doubted that it is a pigeon, and many researchers were convinced it was a distinct species. Although its taxonomic status remained unclear, it was officially declared extinct by BirdLife International in early 2008. Recent DNA analysis has now revealed that Spotted Green Pigeon can indeed be considered a distinct species within the extended Dodo Raphus cucullatus clade of morphologically very diverse pigeon species. Most members of this clade exhibit terrestrial or semi-terrestrial habits. Further morphological research into this unique specimen, initiated by the World Museum, demonstrates that Spotted Green Pigeon, in contrast to its fellow clade members, may have possessed strongly arboreal habits.en_US
dc.publisherBritish Ornithologists' Cluben_US
dc.titleThe Spotted green pigeon Caloenas maculata: as dead as a Dodo, but what else do we know about it?en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journalBulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Cluben_US
dc.identifier.startpage291 - 301en_US
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elements.import.authorVan Grouw, Hen_US
dc.description.nhm© British Ornithologists’ Club 2010 This is an open access article, available to all readers online. The attached file is the published version of the article.en_US
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dc.subject.nhmSpotted Green Pigeonen_US
dc.subject.nhmCaloenas maculataen_US
dc.subject.nhmDNA analysisen_US

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