Difference between revisions of "Dinornithiformes"

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| width=800 colspan=2 | The moas are a recently extinct group of large flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. They appear in the fossil record in the Miocene and went extinct in the last few hundred years, largely due to human activity. Their closest living relatives are probably the tinamous, rather than kiwis as has been previously thought.
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| width=960 colspan=2 | The moas are a recently extinct group of large flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. They appear in the fossil record in the Miocene and went extinct in the last few hundred years, largely due to human activity. Their closest living relatives are probably the tinamous, rather than kiwis as has been previously thought.
  
 
For more information, visit the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moa Wikipedia entry].
 
For more information, visit the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moa Wikipedia entry].
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| width=460 | [[File:YowieGiantMoa.jpg|60px|link= Dinornis]] †[[Dinornis]]
| width=400 | [[File:YowieHeavyFootMoa1.jpg|60px|link= Pachyornis]] †[[Pachyornis]]
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| width=460 | [[File:YowieHeavyFootMoa1.jpg|60px|link= Pachyornis]] †[[Pachyornis]]
  
 
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Revision as of 21:12, 26 September 2016

The moas are a recently extinct group of large flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. They appear in the fossil record in the Miocene and went extinct in the last few hundred years, largely due to human activity. Their closest living relatives are probably the tinamous, rather than kiwis as has been previously thought.

For more information, visit the Wikipedia entry.

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YowieGiantMoa.jpgDinornis YowieHeavyFootMoa1.jpgPachyornis