Eastern moa

Description
This subfossil moa bone is the right tibia of an Eastern moa. Dr Julius Haast was the director of Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand. One of the ways he built up its excellent collections was by exchanging material with other museums around the world. There is no record that he exchanged any material with RAMM in return for the bones in 1874 so they may have been purchased. It is possible that these specimens were collected at Glenmark, north of Christchurch, in 1869.
Accession Loan No.
B2597
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
Eastern moa
Simple Name
fossil: bird, skeleton
Full Name
Emeus crassus (Owen): DINORNITHIDAE: moa: right tibia
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Haas, Julius Dr ex Canterbury Museum
Collection County
South Island
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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