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Synonyms for Dinornis

type genus of the Dinornithidae: large moas

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Se extinguira el pobre indio al empuje de nuestra raza, como se extingue el dodo, el dinornis, el ornitorrinco?
Richard Owen gave these giant birds a scientific name to match their size: Dinornis or "Terror Bird"--which is comparable to his name for prehistoric reptiles: "Dinosaur" means "Terror Lizard.
Other than slight differences in some skull features, the three presumed Dinornis species have been distinguished only by their size, says Alan Cooper, a paleontologist at the University of Oxford in England.
The team's studies of 30 adult Dinornis specimens suggest that all of those from New Zealand's North Island are genetically identical.
What's behind the dramatic size differences that led investigators to suggest several Dinornis species?