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Extinct Birds reviews.

The Guardian. February 19th 2012

Sunday Express. April 15th, 2012

The Dodo’s changing Image.

Reconstructing the Dodo

Dodo slims down for new museum gallery


The following list includes articles for a general audience in addition to scientific papers with PDF links where available requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader.

· Angst, D., Chinsamy, A., Steel, L., & Hume, J.P. (2017). Bone histology sheds new light on dodo ecology. Nature Scientific Reports 7: 7993 DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-08536-3

· Hume, J.P.(2017). Undescribed juvenile plumage of the Laysan Rail or Crake Zapornia palmeri (Frohawk, 1892) and a detailed chronology of its extinction. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129(3):429–446.

· Wood, J. R., Alcover, J. A., Blackburn, T. M., Bover, P., Duncan, R. P., Hume, J.P., Louys, J., Meijer, H. J. M., Rando, J. C., & Wilmhurst, J. M. (2017). Island extinctions: patterns, processes, and potential for ecosystem restoration. Environmental Conservation

· Winters, R., Hume, J.P., & Leenstra, M. (2017). A famine in Surat and dodos on Mauritius: a long lost manuscript rediscovered. Archives of Natural History 44(1): 134–150.

· Nowak-Kemp,M., & Hume, J.P. (2017). The Oxford Dodo. Part 1: the museum history of the Tradescant dodo: ownership, displays and audience. Historical Biology 29(2): 234–247. DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2016.1152471

· Nowak-Kemp,M., & Hume, J.P. (2017). The Oxford Dodo. Part 2: from curiosity to icon and its role in displays, education and research. Historical Biology 29(3): 296–307. DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2016.1155211

· Hume, J.P., & Taylor, C. (2017). A gift from Mauritius: William Curtis, George Clark and the Dodo. Journal of the History of collections 29(3): 467–479. doi:10.1093/jhc/fhw033

· Cheke, A. S., Pedrono, M., Bour, R., Anderson, A., Griffiths, C., Iverson, J., Hume, J.P., & Walsh, M. (2016). Giant tortoises spread to western Indian Ocean islands by sea drift in pre-Holocene times, not by later human agency – Response to Wilmé et al. (2016a). Journal of Biogeography 44: 1426–1440. doi:10.1111/jbi.12882

· Van Grouw, H., & Hume, J.P. (2016). Notes on the history and morphology of Lord Howe Gallinule or Swamphen Porphyrio albus (Aves: Rallidae). Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 136(3): 172–198.

· Middleton, G. J., & Hume, J.P. (2016). The discovery of a Dodo Raphus cucullatus Linn. (Aves, Columbiformes) in a highland Mauritian cave. Helictite 42: 13–20.

· Hume, J.P.& Winters, R. (2016). Captive birds on Dutch Mauritius: bad-tempered parrots, warty pigeons and notes on other native animals. Historical Biology 28(6): 812–822.

· Cleassens, L., Meijer, H., Hume, J.P., & Rijsdijk, K (editors). (2015). Anatomy of the Dodo (L. 1758): An Osteological Study of the Thirioux Specimens. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Memoir 15. Supplement to Number 6.

· Rijsdijk, K. F., Hume, J.P., De Louw, P. G. B., Meijer, H. J. M., Janoo, A., Boer, E. J. de., Steel, L., de Vos, J., G. v. d. Sluis, L., Hooghiemstra, H., Florens, F. B. V., Baider, C., J. J. Vernimmen, T., Baas, P., H. v. Heteren, A., Rupear, V., Beebeejaun, G., Grihault, A., H v. d. Plicht, J., Besselink, M., Lubeek, J. K., Jansen, M., Kluiving, S. J., Hollund, H., Shapiro,  B., Collins, M., Buckley, M., Jayasena, R. M., Porch, N., Floore, R., Bunnik, F., Biedlingmaier, A., Leavitt, J., Monfette, G., Kimelblatt, A., Randall, A., Floore, P., & Claessens, L. P. A. M. (2015). A review of the dodo and its ecosystem: insights from a vertebrate concentration Lagerstätte in Mauritius. Pp. 3–20 in Claessens, L. P. A. M., Meijer, H. J. M., Hume, J. P., & Rijsdijk, K. F. (editors). Anatomy of the Dodo (L. 1758): An Osteological Study of the Thirioux Specimens. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Memoir 15. Supplement to Number 6: 1–187.

· Claessens, L., & Hume, J.P. (2015). Provenance and history of the Thirioux dodos. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Memoir 15. Supplement to Number 6.

· Claessens, L., Meijer, H., & Hume, J.P. (2015). Morphology of the Thirioux dodos. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Memoir 15. Supplement to Number 6.

· Hume, J.P. (2015). A new subfossil bulbul (Aves: Passerines: Pycnonotidae) from Rodrigues Island, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Ostrich 86(3): 247–260.

· Burney, D.A. Hume, J.P., Middleton, G., Steel, L., Pigott Burney, L., & Porch, N. (2015). Stratigraphy and chronology of karst features on Rodrigues Island, SW Indian Ocean. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 77(1): 37–51.

· Hume, J.P., Steel, L., André, A.A., & Meunier, A. (2015). In the footsteps of the bone collectors: nineteenth-century cave exploration on Rodrigues Island, Indian Ocean. Historical Biology 27(2): 265–286. DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2014.886203

· Hume, J.P.(2015). Large-scale live capture of Passenger Pigeons Ectopistes migratorius for sporting purposes: overlooked illustrated documentation. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 135(2): 174–184.

· Winters, R., & Hume, J.P. (2015). The dodo, the deer and a 1647 voyage to Japan. Historical Biology 27(2): 258–264.: DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2014.884566

· Hume, J.P. (2014). Fossil discoveries on Mauritius and Rodrigues. In Gerlach, J. (ed). Western Indian Ocean Tortoises. Manchester: Siri Scientific Press, pp. 203-228.

· Hume, J.P. (2014). A review of the past and present bird fauna of the Mascarene Islands. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences of Mauritius 8: 17-82.

· Hume, J.P., de Louw, P. G. B., & Rijsdijk,K. F. (2014). Rediscovery of a lost Lagerstätte: a comparative analysis of the historical and recent Mare aux Songes dodo excavations on Mauritius. Historical Biology. DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2014.945927

· Hume, J.P., & van Grouw, H. (2014). Colour aberrations in some extinct and endangered birds. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 134(3): 168-193.

· Hume, J.P. (2014). A magnificent flying machine: the anatomy of the Passenger Pigeon Ectopistes migratorius. In Fuller, E. (ed). The Passenger Pigeon. Princeton University Press, pp. 162–8.

· Hume, J.P. (2014). Systematics, morphology, and ecological history of the Mascarene starlings (Aves: Sturnidae) with the description of a new genus and species from Mauritius. Zootaxa 3849(1): 1-75.

· Hume, J.P. (2014). Fossil discoveries on Mauritius and Rodrigues. In Gerlach, J. (ed).Tortoises of the Western Indian Ocean. Manchester: Siri    Scientific Press. (in press).

· Hume, J.P., Steel, L., André, A.A., & Meunier, A. (2014). In the footsteps of the bone collectors: nineteenth-century cave exploration on Rodrigues Island, Indian Ocean. Historical Biology 27(2): 265-286. DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2014.886203

· Winters, R., & Hume, J.P. (2014). The dodo, the deer and a 1647 voyage to Japan. Historical Biology 27(2): 258-264.: DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2014.884566

· Hume, J.P. (2013). A synopsis of the pre-human avifauna of the Mascarene Islands. In: Göhlich UB, Kroh A, editors. Proceed. 8th Internat. Meeting Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution. Pp.195–237. Wien,  Naturhistorisches Museum.

· Hume, J.P., & Steel, L. (2013). Fight Club: A unique weapon in the wing of the solitaire, Pezophaps solitaria (Aves: Columbidae), an extinct flightless bird from Rodrigues, Mascarene Islands. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 110: 32-44.

· Hume, J.P. (2013). Book Reviews. Dyke, G., & Kaiser, G (eds.). 2011. Living Dinosaurs: The evolutionary history of Modern Birds. Geological Journal 48: 288-289.

· Hume, J.P. & Walters, M. (2012). Extinct Birds. A & C Black (Poyser Imprint). 544 pp.

· Hume, J.P. (2012). The Dodo: from extinction to the fossil record. Geology Today 28: 147-151.

· Meijer, H. J. M., Gill, G., Louw, P. G. B. d., Hoek Ostende, L. W. V. D., Hume, J. P., & Rijsdijk, K. F. (2012).  Dodo remains from an in situ context from Mare aux Songes, Mauritius. Naturwissenschaften 99(3): 177-84.

· Hume, J.P. (2011). Avian biogeography on western Indian Ocean islands: eustatic sea levels, geological events and anthropogenic changes. Scripta Geologica 143: 185. (abstract)

· Hume, J.P., & Middleton, G. (2011). A preliminary vertebrate palaeontological cave survey of the Comoros Islands. Phelsuma 19: 26-40.

· Hume, J.P. (2011). Systematics, morphology, and ecology of pigeons and doves (Aves: Columbidae) of the Mascarene Islands, with three new species. Zootaxa 3124: 1-62.

· Rijsdijk, K. F., J. Zinke., P. G. B. de Louw., Hume, J. P., (11 more authors). (2011). Mid-Holocene (4200 kyr BP) mass mortalities in Mauritius (Mascarenes): Insular vertebrates resilient to climatic extremes but vulnerable to human impact. The Holocene 21(8): 1179–1194.

· Hume, J.P. (2010). Birds of the Comoros Islands. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 130: 153. (abstract).

· Hume, J.P. (2009). Dodo. Pp 228-232 in Gillespie, R.G. & Clague D A (eds) Encyclopedia of Islands. Berkeley: University of California Press.

· Olson, S.L., & Hume, J.P. (2009). Notes on the early illustrations and the juvenile plumage of the extinct Hawaii Mamo Drepanis pacifica (Drepanidini). Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 129: 206-212.

· Hume, J.P. (2009). The great Dodo dispute. BBC History 10 (3): 50-53.

· Hume, J.P. (2009). In search of the Dodo. Darwin 200 BBC Knowledge 4:26-31.

· Hume, J.P., Cheke, A.S., and McOran-Campbell.A. (2009). How Owen ‘stole’ the Dodo: academic rivalry deposit in nineteenth century Mauritius. Historical Biology, 21, Nos. 1–2: 1–18.

· Rijsdijk K F, Hume, J.Pet al.(18 more authors) (2009). Mid-Holocene vertebrate bone Concentration-Lagerstätte on oceanic island Mauritius provides a window into the ecosystem of the Dodo (Raphus cucullatus)Quaternary Science Reviews 28: 14–24.

· Cheke A S & Hume, J.P. (2008). Lost land of the Dodo: the ecological history of the Mascarene Islands. A. & C. Black publishers (Poyser imprint). 540pp.

· Hume, J.P.,& Cheke A. (2007). The ecological history of the Mascarenes. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 127: 169. (abstract)

· Hume, J.P. (2007). Reappraisal of the parrots (Aves: Psittacidae) from the Mascarene Islands, with comments on their ecology, morphology and affinities. Zootaxa 1513: 1-76.

· Hume, J.P. (2007). Recent Ornithological Publications. Beletsky, L. 2007. Hawaii. (Travellers’ Wildlife Guides.). Ibis 149: 176.

· Hume, J.P.(2006). Excavation of the Mare aux Songes, Mauritius, Mascarenes. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 126: 246. (abstract)

· Hume, J.P. (2006) The history of the dodo Raphus cucullatus and the penguin of Mauritius. Historical Biology 18(2): 65-89.

· Hume, J.P., Datta A & Martill, D.M. (2006). Unpublished drawings of the Dodo Raphus cucullatus and a note on Dodo skin relics. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 126A: 49-54.

· Hume, J.P. (2006) Recent Avian Extinctions. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 126A: 3.

· Hume, J.P. (2005) Contrasting taphofacies in ocean island settings: the fossil record of Mascarene vertebrates. Monografies de la Societat d’Història Natural de les Balears 12: 129-144.

· Hume, J. P., & Prys-Jones R P (2005). New discoveries from old sources, with reference to the original bird and mammal fauna of the Mascarene Islands, Indian Ocean. Zoologische Mededelingen Leiden 79-3: 85-95.

· Karanth K P, Palkovacs E, Gerlach J, Glaberman S, Hume, J.P., Caccone A & Yoder A D (2005). Native Seychelles tortoises or Aldabran imports? The importance of radiocarbon dating for ancient DNA studies. Amphibia-Reptilia 26: 116-121.

· Hume, J. (2004). The mystery of the Mascarene parrot. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 124: 159. (abstract)

· Hume, J.P. (2004). A preliminary vertebrate palaeontological survey of the granitic Seychelles islands. Phelsuma 12: 24-34.

· Hume, J.P., & Cheke A S (2004). The White Dodo of Réunion Island: unravelling a scientific and historical myth. Archives of Natural History 31: 57-79.

· Hume, J.P., Martill D M & Dewdney C (2004). Dutch diaries and the demise of the Dodo. Nature doi:10.1038/nature02688

· Hume, J.P. (2003). The journal of the flagship Gelderland – dodo and other birds on Mauritius 1601. Archives of Natural History 30: 13-27.

· Hume, J. (2003). The White Dodo and Reunion Solitaire – the merging of myth and reality.  Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 123: 137-138. (abstract)

· Hume, J.P., & Peterson A (2003). The correct publication date of Aplonis corvina (Kittlitz, 1833).  Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 123: 207-208.

· Hume. J.P. (2002). Notes on the extinct Kosrae Starling Aplonis corvina Kittlitz, 1833. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 122: 141-154.

· Hume, J. (2002). The Penguin of Mauritius – dodos, journals and misrepresentation on a grand scale. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 122: 164-165. (abstract)

· Walsh., & Hume, J.P. (2001). A new Neogene marine avian assemblage from north-central Chile. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21(3): 484-491.

· Young, H. G., Tonge, S. J., & Hume, J.P. (1997). Review of the Holocene wildfowl extinctions. Wildfowl 47: 166-180.

· Hume, J.P. (1996). The parrots of the Mascarenes. Psittacene 8(1): 10-11.

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