Giant moa

Description
These fragile rings of bone would have supported the moa’s long trachea (windpipe). From the collection of Dr John Teschemaker. Donated in 1869.
Accession Loan No.
B2572
Simple Name
fossil: bird, moa
Full Name
Dinornis giganteus (Owen): DINORNITHIDAE: giant moa: tracheal ring
Collection Country
New Zealand
Geology Period
Pleistocene 1.8 – 10,000
Common Name
giant moa
Family
DINORNITHIDAE
Genus
Dinornis
Species
giganteus
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Collection Class
Birds
Collection Contintent
Oceania
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Family Group

Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:48
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:44:02

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