Unmasking the secrets of the extinct moa
Griffith researchers have undertaken a study to clarify the number of species which existed of the extinct New Zealand moa.
Moa or less: Extinct 'robust' birds of New Zealand might not have been so robust after all
Giant moa bird (Dinornis robustus, literally meaning 'robust strange bird') may not have actually had robust bones, according to new research conducted by The University of Manchester. The leg bones of one ...
Scientists use fossilized feces to reconstruct moa diet
Evolutionary reason for massive difference in size between male and female giant moa revealed
Some of the largest female birds in the world were almost twice as big as their male mates. Research carried out by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) shows that this amazing size difference in giant ...
Giant moa had climate change figured out
(Phys.org) -- An international team of scientists involving researchers from the University of Adelaide has used ancient DNA from bones of giant extinct New Zealand birds to show that significant climate and ...
Thinnest eggs belonged to largest Moas
Bird molecules challenge to Moa's Ark theory
(PhysOrg.com) -- The so-called "Moa's Ark" theory - that New Zealand's animal and plant life has evolved largely untouched over 80 million years since the Gondwana supercontinent broke up - is being challenged ...
Flightless birds gave up flying after dinosaurs were wiped out
DNA suggests Moa once flew
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research indicates the moa may not always have been flightless.
Extinct moa rewrites New Zealand's history
(PhysOrg.com) -- The evolutionary history of New Zealand's many extinct flightless moa has been re-written in the first comprehensive study of more than 260 sub-fossil specimens to combine all known genetic, ...
Scientists 'rebuild' giant moa using ancient DNA
(PhysOrg.com) -- 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.