Raphus cucullatus (Dodo)


Dutch: Dodo

Order: Columbiformes
Family: Raphidae
Genus: Raphus
Species: Raphus cucullatus

This species is extinct since the second half of the 17th century. The pictures show the only intact skull in existence (still covered with skin on one side), which was taken from the last surviving mounted specimen. Many thanks to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History for providing us with these pictures.
The Oxford Museum owns the copyright of these pictures, and use without their permission is not allowed.

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

Length: 210 mm
Length cranium: 93 mm
Width (cranium): 63 mm
Height (cranium): 64 mm
Alternative names: Dodo (German), Dronte de Maurice (French), Dodo de Mauritius (Spanish)