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Taxonavigation: Dinornithiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Classis: Aves
Informal group: Saurornithes
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithurae
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Palaeognathae
Ordo: †Dinornithiformes

Familia: Dinornithidae
Genus: Dinornis
Species: D. novaezelandiae – D. robustus


Dinornis Owen, 1843



  • Owen, R. 1843. On the remains of Dinornis, an extinct gigantic struthious bird. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1843: 8–10, 144–146.
  • Owen, R. 1844. On Dinornis, an extinct genus of tridactyle struthious birds, with descriptions of portions of the skeleton of five species which formerly existed in New Zealand. (Part I.) Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, 3(3): 235–275, plates XXVIII-XXX. BHL
  • Michael Bunce; Worthy, T.H.; Ford, T.; Hoppitt, W.; Willerslev, Eske; Drummond, Alexei; Cooper, A. 2003. Extreme reversed sexual size dimorphism in the extinct New Zealand moa Dinornis. Nature 425(6954): 172–175. doi: 10.1038/nature01871

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Giant Moa