The Science: Biology: Flora and Fauna: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Columbiformes: (Raphidae Columbiformes )


The best-known member of the Raphidae was Raphus cucullatus, commonly known as the dodo, an extinct species of flightless bird. The dodo was discovered on the island of Mauritius in 1584, and was extinct around 1681. Raphidae Columbiformes Aves Chordata Animalia Flora and Fauna Biology Science.

The Raphinae are a clade of extinct flightless birds formerly called didines or didine birds. (wikipedia)