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Lost land of the dodo

A. S. Cheke

Lost land of the dodo

an ecological history of Mauritius, Réunion & Rodrigues

by A. S. Cheke

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [405]-452) and index.

StatementAnthony Cheke and Julian Hume
ContributionsHume, Julian P. (Julian Pender)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH196.M38 C44 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination464 p., [16] p. of col. plates :
Number of Pages464
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24561152M
ISBN 109780300141863
LC Control Number2008920613

  Lost Land of the Dodo by Anthony Cheke, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(9). Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cheke, A.S. (Anthony S.). Lost land of the dodo. New Haven: Yale University Press,

This book provides a comprehensive account of the story of the islands ecology. It includes maps and illustrations of the animals and plants, and looks in detail at each extinct vertebrate species. Lost Land Of The Dodo: An Ecological History Of Mauritius, Réunion & Rodrigues by Anthony Cheke. Book_review DSpace Repository Lost Land of the Dodo. Login. DSpace Home.

This bird was first mentioned in a report by traveller Gabriel Dellon and a second time in by Dubois. The species, of which no museum specimen exist was formally described as new species by Anthony Cheke and Julian Pender Hume in the Book Lost Land of the Dodo in A type of fody on Réunion was previously mentioned as Foudia bruante by Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller in the work Class: Aves. Get this from a library! Lost land of the dodo: an ecological history of Mauritius, Réunion & Rodrigues. [A S Cheke; Julian P Hume].


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