Eastern moa

Description
This specimen was donated by FL Mouldey of Christchurch who accumulated a large collection of material from all over the world, which he donated to Canterbury Museum in Christchurch on his death in 1914. Some of his collection was built up by the exchange of material and it is possible that this is how we acquired 8 moa bones from him in 1910. In the register this bone is recorded as ‘1003 Emeus gravipes (Metatarsus)’ ‘‘Found in the Loess deposits of Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, New Zealand, at depths varying from 10 feet to 50 feet below the surface, most of the specimens being encased in marly concretions of Pleistocene Age”.
Accession Loan No.
1003/1910
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
Eastern moa
Simple Name
fossil: bird
Full Name
Emeus crassus (Owen): DINORNITHIDAE: eastern moa
Family Group

Collection County
South Island: Canterbury
Collection Country
New Zealand
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection Continent
Oceania
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Family
DINORNITHIDAE
Genus
Emeus
Species
crassus

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