aepyornis


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As a matter of fact, another of Quammen's favourite examples is the extinction of the gigantic elephant birds of Madagascar, Aepyornis maximus.
Aepyornis, a genus of gigantic, usually flightless birds known only from remains found in Madagascar, is believed to have survived into historic times and to have been the source of legends about the roc.