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  • Long-extinct passenger pigeon finds a place in the family tree

    Kevin Johnson, an ornithologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois, led a genetic study that placed the extinct passenger pigeon in the family tree of pigeons and doves.

    Kevin Johnson, an ornithologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois, led a genetic study that placed the extinct passenger pigeon in the family tree of pigeons and doves.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Kevin Johnson, an ornithologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois, led a genetic study that placed the extinct passenger pigeon in the family tree of pigeons and doves.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      The extinct passenger pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius, was the only species in its genus.

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      The extinct passenger pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius, was the only species in its genus.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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