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Noun1.Dinornis - type genus of the Dinornithidae: large moasDinornis - type genus of the Dinornithidae: large moas
bird genus - a genus of birds
Dinornis giganteus, giant moa - the largest moa; about 12 feet high
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(247) While in New Zealand, Cormack had also obtained a Moa bone, which he gave to Professor Richard Owen, conservator at the Hunterian Museum, who published a photograph of it and Cormack's description of the "Locality of the remains of the Dinornis Giganteus" in his Memoirs on the Extinct Wingless Birds of New Zealand.
In fact, the population of one species, Dinornis robustus, increased, the team reports March 17 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
"The present study confirms beyond doubt that members of the genus Dinornis were browsing animals which inhabited forest or forest margins.