Heavy-footed 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 ‘997 P. elephantopus (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.
997/1910
Simple Name
fossil: bird
Full Name
Pachyornis elephantopus (Owen): DINORNITHIDAE: heavy-footed moa
Collection Country
New Zealand
Common Name
heavy-footed moa
Family
DINORNITHIDAE
Genus
Pachyornis
Species
elephantopus
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Collection Class
Birds
Collection Contintent
Oceania
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection County
South Island: Canterbury
Family Group

Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:47
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:44:02

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