Dinornis

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Dinornis maximus
Dinornis giganteus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Struthioniformes
Family: Dinornithidae
Genus: Dinornis
Owen, 1843

Dinornis is an extinct genus of ratite birds. They are ostrich-like birds of gigantic size, known as Moa. They were unique to New Zealand. The genus has five species:

D. novaezealandiae North Island Giant Moa
D. giganteus South Island Giant Moa
D. struthoides
Dinornis new lineage A (undescribed taxon)
Dinornis new lineage B (undescribed taxon)

Large birds[change | change source]