Eastern moa

Description
This moa bone (right metatarsal) is one of 8 donated in 1878 by The Right Worshipful Henry Drew Thomas who was mayor of Exeter between 1877-78. He was a brewer and partner in Harding, Richards & Thomas or St Annes Brewery, we are not sure which. We also do not know whether he travelled to New Zealand himself or whether he was given the bones by someone else. the original accession register gives the identification of these bones as Meionornis casuarinus which today is known under the name of Emeus crassus the Eastern moa.
Accession Loan No.
B2609
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
Eastern moa
Simple Name
fossil: bird
Full Name
Emeus crassus (Owen): DINORNITHIDAE: Eastern moa: right metatarsal
Family Group

Collection Town
Christchurch
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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