The youngest giant: Discovery and significance of the remains of a giant moa (Dinornis giganteus) near Turangi, in central North Island, New Zealand

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Abstract

A partial skeleton of Dinornis giganteus, radiocarbon dated to 683–651 CAL yr BP, is reported from a pumice pitfall trap near Turangi, close to Lake Taupo, North Island, New Zealand. A review of other, mostly unpublished, moa discoveries from the Volcanic Plateau region indicates that all seven North Island species formerly occurred there in the late Holocene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-187
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dinornis giganteus skeleton
  • Holocene
  • Moa sites
  • New Zealand
  • North Island
  • Turangi
  • Volcanic Plateau

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