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

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

About this object

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.

Object Type

Fossil

Object number

AU6964.A

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