South Island giant moa

Description
This subfossil moa femur was collected by Dr John Teschemaker of Exmouth. The moa is an extinct bird, a little like an emu. It was entirely flightless and lacked all wing bones completely.
Accession Loan No.
B2559
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
South Island giant moa
Simple Name
fossil: bird, moa, leg bone
Full Name
Dinornis robustus (Owen): DINORNITHIDAE: giant moa: femur
Dimensions
whole length 840 mm
Geology Period
Pleistocene 1.8 – 10,000
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Dr Teschemaker
Collection County
South Island
Collection Country
New Zealand
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection Continent
Oceania
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Family
DINORNITHIDAE
Genus
Dinornis
Species
robustus

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