giant moa

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Synonyms for giant moa

the largest moa

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Fieldwork has allowed him to collect bones from recently extinct members of the group--the giant moa of New Zealand and the elephant bird of Madagascar--as well as the living members--ostrich, emu, rhea, kiwi, and cassowary.
They have identified DNA from the elephant bird, a 19,000-year-old emu, and a giant Moa.
The picture opposite illustrates its immense size compared to two other fabulous, recently lost birds, the turkey-sized dodo and the ten-foot giant moa of NZ.
The extinct giant moa has been believed to be the ancestor of the kiwi, but the research suggests the fossilised bird and emu evolved from the common ancestor.
Charlotte Oskam and Michael Bunce, Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, were able to isolate mitochondrial DNA from the eggshells of several extinct megafauna, including the giant moa of New Zealand and a 19,000-year-old emu from Australia.