Aptornis otidiformis Owen, 1844. North Island Adzebill, complete skeleton; AU69...


Geological Collections, The University of Auckland


Aptornis otidiformis Owen, 1844. North Island Adzebill, complete skeleton

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A complete skeleton of the extinct North Island Adzebill. In life this bird would have stood 70 - 100 cm high. It was found in a limestone cave at Te Kuiti, North Island, New Zealand. No more than 1-2 thousand years old. It is possibly the only complete skeleton of this extinct bird known.

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