Pezophaps


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Noun1.Pezophaps - constituted by the extinct solitaire
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Raphidae, Raphidae - extinct dodos and solitaires
Pezophaps solitaria, solitaire - extinct flightless bird related to the dodo
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At least two cases of flightlessness in columbiforms from islands have occurred in history, namely the Dodo (Raphus cucullatus) of Mauritius and the Solitaire (Pezophaps solitaria) of Rodrigues Island (Greenway 1958).
Another species, the Rodrigues solitaire (Pezophaps solitarius), endemic to Rodrigues Island, also became extinct in the 17th century.
The dodo occurred on Mauritius, but on Rodrigues Island, another of the Mascarene Islands, there was another nonflying giant pigeon, known as the Rodrigues solitaire (Pezophaps solitarius), that was exterminated in the same way.