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|Title:||Moa's Ark: Miocene fossils reveal the great antiquity of moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes) in Zealandia|
|Author:||Tennyson, Alan J. D.|
Worthy, Trevor Henry
Jones, Craig M.
Scofield, Richard Paul
Hand, Suzanne J.
|Citation:||Proceedings of the VII International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution, 2010 / W.E. Boles and T.H. Worthy (eds.): pp.105-114|
|Publisher:||Australian Museum Scientific Publications|
|Conference Name:||International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution (7th : 2008 : Sydney, N.S.W.)|
|School/Discipline:||School of Earth and Environmental Sciences|
|Alan J.D. Tennyson, Trevor H. Worthy, Craig M. Jones, R. Paul Scofield and Suzanne J. Hand|
|Abstract:||Fossil eggshell and bone fragments from New Zealand's Miocene St Bathans Fauna indicate that two taxa of giant flightless moa (one weighing 20–25 kg and another much larger than this) were present in Zealandia 19–16 Ma. Contrary to recent suggestions, we conclude that moa have a long history in Zealandia, almost certainly extending to before the Oligocene "drowning". This conclusion is consistent with biotic evidence from other sources, which indicates a great antiquity of several Zealandian animals and plants.|
|Description:||Also published as a journal article: Records of the Australian Museum, 2010; 62(1):105–114|
|Rights:||© The Authors, 2010.|
|Appears in Collections:||Earth and Environmental Sciences publications|
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