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. These bones are from a tibia. The longer of the two clearly shows the honeycomb structure inside the bone. This indicates that these bones belong to a massive bird and not a mammal.
Accession Loan No.
B2644
Simple Name
fossil: bird
Full Name
Dinornis sp.: DINORNITHIDAE: moa: 2 parts of tibia
Collection Country
New Zealand
Common Name
moa
Family
DINORNITHIDAE
Genus
Dinornis
Species
sp. non det.
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 11:44:03

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