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Extinct New Zealand eagle, moorei, AV7326

Physical Description

Femur with greyish-brown colouration and with loss at both ends. Claw with golden brown colouring, with smoothing of the surface at the proximal end and loss of the tip.


Quaternary fossil faunas of Otago, South Island, New Zealand; Trevor Worthy

Field Collection

Taphonomy - swamp miring (See Worthy 1998, p.500).


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Claw): 13 x 22 x 47mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Left femur): 42 x 140 x 41mm

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