Moa (large) - Dinornis maximus

Diornis robustus. The south Island giant Moa. It is a skeleton dug up from Pyramid Valley. It is tall with a long neck. Stands about 2.6m high. A small head. Long legs.
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This moa is on loan from Canterbury Museum. Ron Scarlet articulated it in the early 1960s for the Taranaki Museum (now Puke Ariki). Most of the bones are from the same specimen however it seems some bones are from other specimens.
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