Heavy-footed moa

Description
Subfossil left femur of the ?heavy-footed moa - recored in the register as ‘Palapteryx’. It was donated by Dr John Teschemaker of Exmouth in 1869. The moa was a flightless bird that lacked wing bones entirely and the 9 different species were found only on New Zealand.
Accession Loan No.
B2621
Simple Name
fossil: bird, moa
Full Name
Pachyornis elephantopus (Owen): DINORNITHIDAE: heavy-footed moa: left femur
Collection Country
New Zealand
Common Name
heavy-footed moa
Family
DINORNITHIDAE
Genus
Pachyornis
Species
elephantopus
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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