Moa

Description
The sub-fossil bones of this extinct bird were collected by Captain W Setten of Exmouth. Between 1877-87 he commanded ‘Pleiades’ which was a ship involved with New Zealand emigrant trade. It sailed roughly once a year with a one way journey taking about 95 days. we do not know to which species of moa these bones belonged. This bone is part of a tibia.
Accession Loan No.
B2638
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
moa
Simple Name
fossil: bird
Full Name
Dinornis sp.: DINORNITHIDAE: moa: head of tibia
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Family Group

Collection Country
New Zealand
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection Continent
Oceania
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Family
DINORNITHIDAE
Genus
Dinornis
Species
sp. non det.

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