Eastern moa

Description
This subfossil moa bone is the left 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.
B2598
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
Eastern moa
Simple Name
fossil: bird
Full Name
Emeus crassus (Owen): DINORNITHIDAE: moa: left tibia
Family Group

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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