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 this femur bone belonged.
Accession Loan No.
B2648
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
moa
Simple Name
fossil: bird
Full Name
DINORNITHIDAE: Dinornis species: moa
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
species

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