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A report published in the journal PLOS ONE from a pair of researchers at Griffith University in Australia has refined the species status for the New Zealand moa – a large, extinct flightless bird.
A new study of the extinct giant moa has found the massive flightless birds were actually less robust than previously believed.
For New Zealand’s extinct, flightless giant moa, females often weighed three times as much as her male suitors say researchers, exhibiting an extreme form of sexual dimorphism.
Keys to survival today differ from those of the past.
DNA recovered from fossilized bones of the moa, a giant extinct bird, has revealed a new geological history of New Zealand, reports a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Scientists have performed the first DNA-based reconstruction of the giant extinct moa bird, using prehistoric feathers recovered from caves and rock shelters in New Zealand.
A treasure trove of information about pre-human New Zealand has been found in feces from giant extinct birds, buried beneath the floor of caves and rock shelters for thousands of years.