Turdus Solitarius

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Turdus Solitarius (Latin for solitary thrush) was a constellation created by Pierre Charles Lemonnier in 1776 from stars of Hydra's tail. It was named after the Rodrigues solitaire.[1] It was replaced by another constellation, Noctua (the Owl), in A Celestial Atlas (1822) by the British amateur astronomer Alexander Jamieson. Neither constellation is in current use.


  1. ^ Fuller, Errol (2002). Dodo – From Extinction To Icon. London: HarperCollins. pp. 156–164. ISBN 978-0-00-714572-0. 

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