South Island giant moa

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South Island giant moa
Temporal range: Late Holocene
Dinornis robustus, South Island Giant Moa - three quarter view on black YORYM 2004 20.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Infraclass: Palaeognathae
Order: Dinornithiformes
Family: Dinornithidae
Genus: Dinornis
D. robustus
Binomial name
Dinornis robustus
(Owen, 1846)[1]
  • Dinornis ingens var. robustus Owen, 1846
  • Palapteryx robustus (Owen 1846) Owen 1851a
  • Dinornis maximus Haast 1869
  • Dinornis altus Owen 1879
  • Dinornis validus Hutton 1891
  • Dinornis potens Hutton 1891
  • Dinornis strenuus Hutton 1893
  • Dinornis torosus Hutton 1891
  • Palapteryx plenus Hutton 1891

The South Island giant moa (Dinornis robustus) was a type of moa. It only lived in New Zealand. It could not fly.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Checklist Committee Ornithological Society of New Zealand (2010). "Checklist-of-Birds of New Zealand, Norfolk and Macquarie Islands and the Ross Dependency Antarctica" (PDF). Te Papa Press. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  2. Grzimek, Bernhard (2003–2004). Grzimek's animal life encyclopedia. Neil Schlager, Donna Olendorf, American Zoo and Aquarium Association (2nd ed.). Detroit: Gale. ISBN 0-7876-5362-4. OCLC 49260053.