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North Island Giant Moa
North Island Giant Moa skeleton
Skeleton, Natural History Museum of London
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Infraclass: Palaeognathae
Clade: Notopalaeognathae
Order: Dinornithiformes
Genus: Dinornis
Species: D. novaezealandiae
Binomial name
Dinornis novaezealandiae
(Owen, 1843)
Synonyms
  • Dinornis giganteus (Owen, 1844)
  • Dinornis struthoides (Owen, 1844)
  • Dinornis ingens (Owen, 1844)
  • Dinornis gigas (Owen, 1846) spelling lapse
  • Moa ingens (Reichenbach, 1850)
  • Movia ingens (Reichenbach, 1850)
  • Owenia struthoides(Gray, 1855)
  • Dinornis gracilis (Owen, 1855)
  • Dinornis maximus (Haast, 1869)
  • Dinornis altus (Owen, 1879)
  • Dinornis excelsus (Hutton, 1891)
  • Dinornis firmus (Hutton, 1891)
  • Dinornis validus (Hutton, 1891)
  • Dinornis potens (Hutton, 1891)
  • Dinornis strenuus (Hutton, 1893)
  • Dinornis struthioides (Lydekker, 1891)
  • Palapteryx plenus (Hutton, 1891)
  • Tylopteryx struthoides (Hutton, 1891)
  • Dinornis torosus (Hutton, 1891)
  • Palapteryx ingens (Lydekker, 1891)

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